Why the 2021 Ferrari F1 Car Is Called the SF21

Published 03/10/2021, 6:00 AM EST
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and France during final practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)


It’s no secret that Ferrari had a disastrous season last year. The Maranello-based team only scored 131 points, which saw them finish 13th in the constructor’s championship, their worst season in F1 in forty years.

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The reason behind this was a lackluster car, an underpowered engine that saw the Italian team struggle throughout the season. The talent and skill of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc weren’t good enough to help the team fight for the championship.

However, their new creation, SF21, is a one of hope, alongside the addition of fresh energy in the team in the form of Carlos Sainz. With a new-look team ready to go, the team hopes to be back on top of the sport, where they belong.

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16 LECLERC Charles (mco), Scuderia Ferrari SF1000, action during the Formula 1 Winter Tests at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The SF21 will be the new Ferrari challenger

Mattia Binotto said, “The car will be called SF21. It’s a very simple name because we believe that next year is a transition to 2022. So let’s keep SF21 the name of the car. It will be partially a frozen car, same chassis as 2020.”

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – DECEMBER 04: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Sakhir at Bahrain International Circuit on December 04, 2020, in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

The car will be revealed on the 10th of March, 2:00 PM CET. The car will be piloted by Sainz and Leclerc in the 2021 championship, who have breathed new hope into the outfit and given the team a boost in confidence.

The Scuderia remain optimistic for the new season

The Maranello-based team has learned from the mistakes they made in 2020. Ferrari will look to charge on and hope to get to the front of the grid in the upcoming season.

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This is the youngest lineup that the Scuderia has had in years. They hope this is a long-term investment and believe that it can fruitful going into the future. Where do you think that these two drivers will lead the Italian team?

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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