The Ferrari F14 T was the car produced by Ferrari for the 2014 season, and the sixtieth car produced by Ferrari for the Formula One World Championship. Its name was chosen by fans from five possible choices and it was launched online on 25 January. It was driven by two world champions; 2005 and 2006 World Champion Fernando Alonso and 2007 champion Kimi Räikkönen.
The performance of the F14 T was disappointing by the Maranello team's high standards, managing only two podium finishes and 4th in the Constructors' Championship. Both podiums were scored by Alonso, while Räikkönen failed to finish on the podium for the first time since his debut season in 2001. This result led, in part, to the dismissal of team boss Marco Mattiacci after just seven months in the job, and in November 2014, Fernando Alonso left the team to join McLaren-Honda in 2015.
Historically, Ferrari cars have been named after the engine, the number being formed by the engine displacement and number of cylinders. For example, the 156 had a 1.5-litre V6 engine. Ferrari last used this naming strategy in 2006 with the 248 F1 (with the 2.4-litre V8 engine being introduced). Under this strategy, the 1.6-litre V6 engines would cause the car to be named with "166" as part of the title.
However, in a first for the sport, fans were given the opportunity to name the car. There were five choices; F14 T, F14 Maranello, F14 Scuderia, F166 Turbo and F616. People could vote up to five times and a total of 1,123,741 votes were cast. The results are as follows:
- Main article: 2014 Ferrari Season
Complete Formula One ResultsEdit
|Complete Formula One Results|
The F14 T is featured in Real Racing 3.
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5. Sebastian Vettel · 7. Kimi Räikkönen
Sergio Marchionne · Maurizio Arrivabene · James Allison · Jock Clear
Alberto Ascari (1952, 1953) · Juan Manuel Fangio (1956) · Mike Hawthorn (1958) · Phil Hill (1961) · John Surtees (1964) · Niki Lauda (1975, 1977) · Jody Scheckter (1979) · Michael Schumacher (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) · Kimi Räikkönen (2007)
125 · 275 · 340 · 625 · D50 · 246 · 256 · 312 · 312B · 156 · F1/86 · F1/87 · F1-2000 · F2001 · F2002 · F2003-GA · F2004 · F2005 · 248 F1 · F2007 · F2008 · F60 · F10 · 150° Italia · F2012 · F138 · F14 T · SF15-T · SF16-H · SF70H · more...