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Race Crunch Round-up: Ferrari fire up F1-75 for first time

In the round-up: Ferrari have fired up the power unit in the team’s new F1-75 for the first time at their Maranello factory.

In brief

Ferrari fire up new F1-75 for first time ahead of launch

Ferrari have fired up the power unit in the team’s new F1-75 for the first time at their Maranello factory.

The team announced that the new car for the 2022 was fired up for 30 seconds with an audience of team principal Mattia Binotto and a small group of “essential personnel” due to Covid safety measures. Other team members viewed the ceremonial moment online.

“This is a very special moment, more so than at similar occasions in previous years,” said Binotto. “The F1-75 is a completely new car and is the culmination of a journey we all started together a few years back, working as a united and determined team.”

The team will officially reveal their new 2022 car publicly on Thursday 17th February.

Colapinto named third Van Amersfoort F3 driver

Argentinian driver Franco Colapinto will step up to race this year’s FIA Formula 3 championship with the Van Amersfoort team.

The 18-year-old will join team mates Rafael Villagomez and Reece Ushijima for his first season in the third-tier championship. The former Spanish Formula 4 champion had competed in the Formula Renault Euro series in 2020, taking third place in the drivers’ standings with two wins and nine podium appearances.

Last year, Colapinto raced for a second season in the Formula Renault Euro championship, finishing sixth with two further victories, as well as racing for G-Drive in the LMP2 class of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the World Endurance Championship, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series.

2022 FIA Formula 3 grid so far

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