With a difference of one day, two teams participating in the Formula 1 championship presented their cars and liveries for the 2022 season – on February 17, the presentation of the Ferrari F1-75 car took place, and the next day the Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance was declassified. In addition to technical improvements, the cars are distinguished by new liveries, the main colors of which have changed for both the Italian and German racing teams. New cars have already passed the first run-in on the track.
Both cars feature simplified aerodynamics, as required by the changed technical regulations, while the new Ferrari car, which was named in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Italian brand, received an unusual nose cone and side pontoons. In addition, the corporate livery has changed – the main red color has become darker, the white elements in the coloring have almost disappeared, and there is more black. After the official presentation, the new Ferrari F1-75 was tested on the Fiorano track, which is the brand’s factory test site.
As for the Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance, its name is a reference to the “charged” Mercedes-AMG road hybrids. In addition, the car has returned to its signature silver livery with additions of black, teal and red, the latter two hues paying homage to the team’s sponsors.
Just like the rivals from Italy, the German team, following the presentation of their car, ran it in – for this, the Silverstone circuit in the UK was chosen near the base of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. After showing two new fireballs, the novelties of only two teams remained unrepresented. The Alpine presentation is scheduled for February 21, but Alfa Romeo will officially declassify its car only on February 27, when the first part of the Formula 1 pre-season tests has already passed.