2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 compared

2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 side-by-side

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Last year’s Ferrari won five races and nearly took Fernando Alonso to the championship.

How does the new F150 compare to the F10? Click each image to view the full-size versions:

2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 compared
2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 compared
2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 compared
2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 compared
2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 compared
2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 compared

Different reference points were used to scale the images including tyres and wings. However they should not be considered an exact reflection of the relative dimensions of the two cars.

For further comparison here’s how the F10 looked at the end of last year:

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Abu Dhabi, 2010
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Abu Dhabi, 2010

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132 comments on “2011 Ferrari F150 and 2010 Ferrari F10 side-by-side”

  1. Keith, you’ve got it wrong, that’s just two pitures of the F10 :P

    1. I realise you’re joking but for the sake of anyone who doesn’t realise, yes, these are the 2010 and 2011 cars. It’s not helped by the fact that the 2011 car has much of the 2010 aerodynamic package on.

      1. The tyres are different…. :)

        1. …and it has the new Marlboro logo instead of the old one.

      2. miguelF1O (@)
        28th January 2011, 12:00

        yes like evry car the new wings will only get to the car in the 1st race that will be the fire proof of this new car cause improving from last year doenst seem to be enough

        1. The F10 had 2009 wings on at the presentation. Then at the first test it had 2010 wings.

          1. miguelF1O (@)
            29th January 2011, 9:42

            yes… i know

      3. Hmm. In fact, if you look at it, it’s not that different to the splitscreen of the F60 vs. F10 from last year.

        We’ll have to wait for the aero packages to go on.

        1. That’s great :-)

        2. Excellent. :)

        3. Excellent!

    2. It’s backside is much more tapered. Ferrari seem to produce well balanced all-round cars. They’re rarely extreme in the preseason. So perhaps we should have expected a reasonable… Moderate looking car, that’s had attention paid to each little part to make the sum of it’s parts a bit of a monster.

      1. I was hoping you would do a split screen, half old half new. Maybe it’s still coming, I will keep my fingers crossed.

        1. Yes, that would give a much better comparison. Like this it’s hard to notice minor differences.

        2. I’ve done one myself of the head-on view, using Keith’s images and site livery ;)


          1. miguelF1O (@)
            29th January 2011, 9:46

            good one, you can see how was this car influence by the rb6 higher front suspension and nose, but if you notice on other pics despite having more supports the suspension retains that strange connection to the chassis just like the f10

          2. Thanks, that is terrific!

      2. You know Hare is definatley right but I couldn’t help being completley underwhelmed when I first saw it.

        1. I’ve been wondering about that, and it’s occurred to me that it’s because the car is painted red, with some stickers on it. Hardly Red Bull and not Lotus Renault. It never changes. Not exactly a design work of wonder. So, yeah, underwhelming.

          I think the paint also hides the accents of the design. Kinda like Scarlett Johansson wearing a face full of rouge. Just my opinion mind.

          1. lol, yes, tbh the more I look at the cars the more differances I see and the more convinced I am it’s going to be bloody quick, more’s the pity.

            It does just look like the whole things been evolved to the next level.

            I am fearfull for McLaren.

    3. miguelF1O (@)
      28th January 2011, 12:13

      Every Ferrari is beautiful but I dont like the new airbox the old one was prettier, the front suspension is the same and it may be copied by other teams, flatter radiators but not visibly bigger nice packaging of the kers, of course the intro of the moveable wing and very important NEW COLOUR a more reddish colour less orange this reminds me of the teardrop ferrari of the 90’s

      1. There’s not a huge amount of difference, but these are the main things I have noticed:

        1. New livery – which I think is pretty nifty.

        2. A higher nose and sidepods. I think the sidepods look more sleek than last year, actually.

        3. The engine cover – there is no sharkfin as we saw towards the end of 2010. But if you look closely there seems to be a mini sharkfin right at the bottom. This looks quite nice.

        4. Cleverly mounted mirrors. They seem to be the newest answer to the ban on sidepod-mounted mirrors – but at least they’re not so ugly. :)

        Other than that, aesthically there isn’t too much difference. Scarbs has done a nice little analysis over at his blog, which is worth checking out if you’re into all of the innovations.

        But I did notice the ‘Etihad’ branding has disappeared? Has Ferrari lost yet another sponsor?

        1. ‘Cleverly Mounted mirrors’

          sorry I dont see anything different here from what they were running all of last half of 2010.

          1. Does anyone know is it has a pull or push rod suspension system at the rear.

          2. ‘Cleverly Mounted mirrors’

            Look carefully. They have little wings coming off the tub from which the mirror extends. The mirrors from Spain onwards were hastily developed, so whilst the Ferrari featured these little wings beside the cockpit, the actual mirrors themselves didn’t stem from the wings. I am not an aerodynamicist, but they must have changed it for a reason.

          3. They have little wings coming off the tub from which the mirror extends.

            It kind of looks that way in the head-on shot, but if you look at the side view close up it doesn’t appear that the mirror actually extends from that wing. Take a look at this shot: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ferrari_f150_1680_5.jpg

        2. Etihad and Mubadala. Etihad is no longer on helmets and car, and Mubadala is no longer on the car. On the Ferrari website none of them is present, so I guess that’s two less. But didn’t Mubadala own a part of Ferrari? That’s strange.

          1. Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi’s state-backed investment fund, has sold its five percent stake in Ferrari back to Fiat, five years after taking a share in the luxury carmaker.

            This was announced last November 2010.

  2. I’m sure the half and half photos are coming :)

    1. Let’s cross our fingers!

      1. I did the front on view myself.. couldn’t wait any longer :P


        1. good job there.

          The picture does show the rather more myriad changes than first appears. The F150 isn’t as asthetically pleasing as the F10 but it looks rather more direct, evoloution is apparent in most of the homologated features and I’m sure we’ll see the differance on track.

          Now to hope for McLaren, an by god am I hoping, can’t say I’ve a great feeling about next year.

  3. I think they have left quite a bit off the car that we will see in Bahrain.
    I guess a decent number of the cars will be evolutions to the 2010 cars rather than radical redesigns.

    1. Dazed and Confused
      28th January 2011, 11:07

      I think they have left quite a bit off the car that we will see in Bahrain

      Many Ferrari fans would like to believe that, but in the past few years we’ve seen that the car unveiled during launch is the car that races at the the season opener.

      Prime example was the 2009 BMW which was so very horrible when C.Klein test it in the end of 2008 & I never expected that the same trash would be raced at melbourne. Same with Renault 09.

      1. F10 had a fair few updates and gizmos by the time it was launched to when it hit track.

        That fron’t wings changing for instance, driver adjustable’s banned.

  4. That is the correct comparision …….. side view is brilliant ……….

  5. Dazed and Confused
    28th January 2011, 10:58

    Not much difference except for the sidepods & the raised front wing. And of course the exhaust fed diffuser.

  6. If exhaust blown diffusers are banned, why are the exhaust pipes opening up near the bottom of the car just ahead of the rear suspension? I had hoped they would go back to their conventional design.

    1. Dazed and Confused
      28th January 2011, 11:02

      Maybe to reroute the exhaust to help in stalling of rear wing?

      1. May be something in rule which may allow you to have blown diffusers

    2. I think Double diffusers are banned, but you can still use exhaust gases to work add more air flow to a single diffuser

      1. McLarenFanJamm
        28th January 2011, 12:14

        Nope, the EBD’s are banned. Full stop. Although the regulations state that you can blow exhaust gases OVER the top of the diffuser. Not sure how this would aid downforce though

        1. the fast moving hot exhaust gases will help heat and speed the air coming out of and behind the diffuser, effectively creating a mild pocket of constant lower pressure which will draw air through the diffuser quicker and therefore speed airflow under the car in general which equals more downforce.

          i would think..

        2. in the same way the exhaust blown diffusers helped generate downforce back in the earlier incarnations. sending the flow under the diffuser is merely a more fficient way of doing it, that is all.

    3. Exhaust blown diffusers are not banned, just the holes which send the exhaust gasses under the car into the floor area.

  7. I notice something very uncommon at the end of the finn.
    Is like a harpoon shape?

    If you look at the presentation flyaround video on http://www.ferrarif150.com/ stop at 1:09

    1. Dazed and Confused
      28th January 2011, 11:02

      A passive F duct?

      1. It’s part of the mechanism for adjusting the moveable rear wing. The ‘V’ is similar to a rear wing used by Williams in Monza last year. It’s just to reduce drag, as far as I know.

  8. I would also like to see close ups of the rear wing.
    It looks it has some V cut in the middle, but I can’t figure out the mechanism for moving it. ( yes, ther is something in the middle, but I can’t see how it works properly

    1. Excuse the quality, but I managed to grab this from the video earlier today.


      It does have a cut on it, and you can see the hinge… my guess?. A huge shark fin is coming and that is where this loop hinge part is getting attached to.

      1. Nice guess. However I doubt even Ferrari would get away with that as shark fins that connect to the rear wing are now banned thanks to an exclusion zone just in front of the rear wing.

      2. The angle of attack on that rear wing is insane though. Wonder if we’ll see more of that or if it’s just a display peice.

        WOnder if the v is a compensator, or the angle is because of the passive stalling device. WWell whatever, never seen nowt like it.

  9. why don’t you use an updated version of F10 2010 with blown diffuser and compare it with F150

    1. There aren’t any pictures of the updated version of the F10 that are taken in this style, whereas the launch pictures are studio shots taken from all the relevant angles, any shots taken of a car after in-season development will be taken from whichever angle the press photographer can get to, making scaled comparisons much harder/ impossible.

  10. Those leaked photos looked to have been a bit of a diversion then.. Cheap trick from Ferrari? :D

  11. I remember last year, at this exact stage just after the launch, a number of people commented on how average looking the new f1 car from the red stable was. Then it won the first race of the season in a slightly intimidating fashion… So looks aren’t everything here. It doesn’t have to look like an alien sneeze to be fast, it has to be a well made, well balanced, refined machine with the ability to control the power as it goes down, and maintain it’s poise under heavy braking.

    1. I know, just having a bit of fun. I think I might be being a little harsh because after all the changes across the board last year, this first unveiling was a bit of an anticlimax. As you say, we won’t really know its capabilities until testing or even Bahrain.

      1. Quite. Well, the McLaren is purported to be ‘drastic’. so I’m waiting that with baited breath.

        1. Drastic? Really? Oh no.

        2. “baited”, you been eating worms again Hare??

          1. I’d never eat your cooking DMW ;)

        3. Oh jeez, hope McLaren learn there lesson and build something they can develop this time. Their car was so over complicated last year they just ran out of things to do.


          1. Again I’ve thought about this. If Paddy Lowe’s promotion means that the same team design designs the cars year on year, rather than 2 teams designing cars year on year, the perhaps there will be more consistant development, and a more fluid progression. But I’ll guess we’ll see.

            The longer I wait for the more that word ‘drastic’ sits in my subconscious and conjures up things with teeth, lasers, and can take down sea creatures attacking Japanese cities. So it better be good now!

          2. My hope is that drastic is just sily PR noise and they’ve finally got back to developing the all rounders at super pace. It’s what nearly won them it all in 07, won them the WDC in 08, an made them suprise race winners in 09. Winner’s of sod all in 10 because they went extreme on the design circa Williams 04 and found it was impossible to get the most out of.

            Lets not forget, they only got as close as they did because RB didn’t like the idea of titles and Ferrari and Alonso were asleep for the first part of the season. Had those things not happened Macca would be way off.

            Still I will hope on hope when we see the new car.

          3. If it was truly sitting “[in] your subconscious,” or rather your unconscious as the term is used academically, then you would not be aware of it; hence, it is not on your mind and you are not actively thinking about it… maybe you’re right! just kidding with ya!

    2. People can’t judge if an F1 car “looks fast,” except for Adrian Newey who apparently can see air flow (in Chuck Norris fashion).

      The F2004 was a pretty conservative looking car, and it certainly wasn’t slow.

      1. Adrian Newey doesn’t work with a