Ferrari Reveal the Numbers Behind the SF-15T

The 2015 Scuderia Ferrari car was released this Friday.
Ferrari Racing revealed their 2015 chassis design on Friday.
Photo: Scuderia Ferrari

The 2015 Ferrari car for the Formula One series was revealed this Friday. The SF-15T will be driven by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in the upcoming season. Much like the other cars that have been released, the Ferrari machine has a longer front nose than last year’s cars, per the new regulations in this category.

Ferrari’s technical director, James Allison, said the team is trying to combat the “unacceptably large gap in our performance” last season as compared to the rival teams. The team will be looking for their first win since the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013 after going win-less last season. 

Allison also commented on the design regulations for the 2015 season, saying, “I think all the cars on the grid this year are going to be more appealing around the front.” It is clear Ferrari is happy with the design of the car and they will be hoping it can compete with the likes of Mercedes and Red Bull this year. 

Along with the car release, Scuderia Ferrari have provided an infographic with a plethora of numbers and stats regarding the performance and characteristics of the 2015 entry. It goes over some of the finer details of the racing machine.

Among the more interesting numbers are:

702 kg
The weight of the car with water, lubricant, and the driver himself. This comes out to 1547.65 lbs.

125,000 rmp
The SF-15T’s MGU-H energy recovery system maxes out at 125,000 revolutions per minute.

100 metal alloys
Between the body, engine, and other components of the car, the 2015 Ferrari car has over 100 different metal alloys that make up the build.

700 people
It took over 700 people in the Ferrari factory alone to make this car come together. That includes designers, fabricators, manufacturers, and everyone else that contributed to the SF-15T project.

You can view the full infographic with more numbers and info below:

Stats, numbers, and data on the 2015 SF-15T
Photo: Scuderia Ferrari 

Numbers in Motorsport News: First Edition

Williams Racing revealed their 2015 car design.
Photo: Getty Images

Each week, we take a look at numbers, stats, and other pieces of data that come up in Motorsport coverage. From Formula One to IndyCar and all in between, we’ll search around and find the most significant pieces of information from the week.

In the news this week: IndyCar schedule changes, Luca Filippi added to CFH Racing, Formula One cars unveiled, and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

The number of races the 2015 IndyCar season will have after the Brasilia 300 was cancelled on Thursday. The announcement came as a surprise to fans and the IndyCar series, which will now kick off on March 29th on the Streets of Saint Petersburg.

The number of cars on the 2015 Formula One grid whose designs and cars have been revealed. Force India would be number seven, but they have only released pictures of the livery for the 2015 car, not the chassis itself.

Luca Filippi will join CFH Racing in 2015.
Photo: Eurosport 
After CFH Racing’s announcement Friday morning regarding the addition of Luca Filippi for the 2015 season, 21 is the number of drivers that have been confirmed so far. Filippi will co-pilot the #20 machine on street and road courses and Ed Carpenter will handle the ovals. 

The number of laps completed by the #02 Chip Ganassi Racing entry into the 2015 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona before winning the race. The car was driven by Dixon, Kanaan, Larson, and McMurray throughout the 24 hour event. 53 teams raced in total in four different classes; Prototype, GT Daytona, Prototype Challenge, and GT Le Mans.

Check back next week for more numbers, stats, and data from the Motorsport world. 

IndyCar Drivers Showed Their Dominance in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

The Target Chip Ganassi entry in the 24 Hours of Daytona this past weekend.
Photo: Chris Trotman

This past Saturday and Sunday, 14 Indy 500 starters took to Daytona International Speedway to compete in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The 24 hour endurance race featured 53 teams in total across all of the series; Prototype, GT Le Mans, Prototype Challenge, and GT Daytona.  

The IndyCar drivers were spread out among 12 different teams and the four different classes. Karam, Kimball, Kanaan, and Dixon all raced for IndyCar team Chip Ganassi Racing, with the former two being in the #01 machine and the latter two in the #02.  A full list of the IndyCar drivers that competed is below:

Sage Karam
Charlie Kimball
Tony Kanaan
Scott Dixon
Sebastien Bourdais
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Jack Hawksworth
Martin Plowman
Ryan Briscoe
Simon Pagenaud
Graham Rahal
Townsend Bell
James Hinchcliffe
James Davison

The IndyCar drivers fared very well in the endurance race, with Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan piloting the #02 Chip Ganassi car to a victory in the Prototype class. Sebastian Bourdais followed suit behind them with a second place finish in the #5 car, co-piloted by Barbosa and Fittipaldi.

The winner of the GT Le Mans series also had an IndyCar driver behind the wheel, Ryan Briscoe. Along with Magnussen and Garcia as the other drivers, the #3 entry was the first of the GTLM class to cross the finish line, completing 725 laps in the 24 hour period.

Other significant finishes for IndyCar drivers are listed below:

Dixon: First overall, first in Prototype
Kanaan: First overall, first in Prototype
Bourdais: Second overall, second in Prototype
Briscoe: Fifth overall, first in GTLM
Pagenaud: Eighth overall, third in GTLM

IndyCar natives have had a good track record historically at the Rolex 24. Juan Pablo Montoya is tied for seventh on the all time win list with three wins. Scott Dixon, Al Unser, Jr., and A.J. Foyt are all tied for 13th on the same list with two wins.

Ganassi as a constructor has also been quite successful, winning six of the last ten 24 Hours’ of Daytona.

The IndyCar drivers and teams had great success in the competition in 2015, only building on the great history that the series has when competing in the endurance event.