Raikkonen to debut new Ferrari
First at the wheel of the F2008
All ready to defend the championship success
Newly crowned world champion Kimi Raikkonen will be the first to sample Ferrari's 2008 car.
According to the German news agency DPA, the 28-year-old Finn is scheduled to test the car with which he will defend his crown in 2008 on January 7th, the day after it is launched.
Equal status at Ferrari
“Thanks to team work we had a great season”
Massa hoping he can battle for the 2008 title
Ferrari will approach the 2008 season again with a policy of driver equality, according to Felipe Massa.
The Brazilian 26-year-old's team-mate Kimi Raikkonen won the world championship this year, but Massa insists that the Italian team will not designate a preferred driver for next season even though Raikkonen's car will officially bear the number one.
F2007 weakness solved, designer says
Ferrari going for a shorter wheelbase in 08
The longer wheelbase was well suited to circuits
such as Spa Francorchamps
Ferrari's new car for 2008 will be an 'evolution' of its championship winning predecessor, according to chief designer Nicolas Tombazis.
The Greek 39-year-old, who returned to Maranello early last year following a stint at McLaren, told the Spanish newspaper Diario AS that the F2008 will feature a shorter wheelbase than the 2007 car when it is revealed on 6 January.
"Much has changed, although the car will be an evolution of the previous one," Tombazis said.