Ferrari launch car they hope can take title fight to Mercedes

Ferrari aim to take shine off Mercedes in 2019 as they launch new F1 car with matte paint scheme in bid to end 11-year title drought

  • Ferrari are the last team to reveal new car ahead of 2019 season after launching SF90 at their Maranello base
  • The Italian outfit unveiled their new car with an eye catching matte paint job they hope can claim success
  • Ferrari are hoping to win their first championship since clinching the 2008 constructors’ title
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Ferrari have unveiled their new car for the Formula One season they hope can finally end their 11-year wait for a championship, having come close in recent seasons.

At the hands of Sebastian Vettel, the team have put up a credible title fight to Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ championship in the last two years, while the team have also been the closest challengers to the Brits’ all conquering Mercedes outfit.

But the Maranello outfit will be desperate for a championship having not claimed a title since winning the constructors prize in 2008 and have unveiled a dramatic new look ahead of the season.

The car has been named as the SF90 in reference to the 90th anniversary of the team’s existence  under founder Enzo Ferrari, with the launch being promoted under the social media hashtag #EssereFerrari – meaning being Ferrari.

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 Ferrari spectacularly revealed their new car at the team's Maranello base as it emerged from beneath the floor

 Ferrari spectacularly revealed their new car at the team’s Maranello base as it emerged from beneath the floor

 The new Ferrari notably features a matte paint scheme, taking away the traditional shine of the team's cars

 The new Ferrari notably features a matte paint scheme, taking away the traditional shine of the team’s cars

The latest car also reverts to a red car complimented only by black trim in a look not seen on a Ferrari since 1999

The latest car also reverts to a red car complimented only by black trim in a look not seen on a Ferrari since 1999

Sharply dressed Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc (left) and Sebastian Vettel (right) were in attendance for the car's launch

Sharply dressed Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc (left) and Sebastian Vettel (right) were in attendance for the car’s launch

The car has been named as the SF90 in reference to the racing team's 90th anniversary under founder Enzo Ferrari

The car has been named as the SF90 in reference to the racing team’s 90th anniversary under founder Enzo Ferrari

The team will hope their latest challenger can end 11 years without a world championship since the 2008 constructors' title

The team will hope their latest challenger can end 11 years without a world championship since the 2008 constructors’ title

Ferrari launched their car with the hashtag #essereFerrari, meaning being Ferrari, to celebrate 90 years 

Ferrari launched their car with the hashtag #essereFerrari, meaning being Ferrari, to celebrate 90 years 

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