The Ferrari F14 T (also known by its internal name, Project Code 665) is a Formula One racing car used by Ferrari to compete in the 2014 Formula One season. It was driven by former World Drivers’ Champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen, who came from a two-year stint at Lotus Renault to rejoin the team after a five-year absence.
The F14 T was designed to use Ferrari’s new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the 059/3, replacing the 2.4 litre V8 from the F138. The name of the car was chosen by fans in a poll organised by Ferrari. The “14” represents the year of competition, and the “T” reflects the series’ shift to a turbocharged engine formula.
The chassis was designed by James Allison, Pat Fry, Nikolas Tombazis and Loïc Bigois with Rory Byrne serving a design consultant and Luca Marmorini leading the powertrain design.
The F14 T was the first turbo powered Formula One car for Ferrari since the Gustav Brunner designed F1/87/88C driven by Michele Alboreto and Gerhard Berger in 1988. Even with the lineup of Alonso and Räikkönen, the car was not successful, scoring only two podium finishes (both by Alonso) in the entire season.
It was also the first Ferrari machine since the Ferrari F93A, from 1993, that failed to score at least one Grand Prix win. Many technical changes were made, with the KERS and ERS systems working with the 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged engine, an 8-speed gearbox and a more powerful DRS system.
Chassis: Carbon fibre and honeycomb structure
Suspension (front): Independent suspension, pull rod-activated torsion springs
Suspension (rear): Independent suspension, pull rod-activated torsion springs
Engine: Ferrari Tipo 059/3 1.6 L (97.6 cu in) V6 turbocharged, 15,000 RPM limited with ERS, Middle
Electric motor: KERS, ERS , MGU-H and MGU-K
Transmission: Bespoke 8-speed semi-automatic 8- speed forward + reverse semi-automatic sequential electronically-controlled gearbox, quick-shift, with servo-controlled hydraulic limited-slip differential
Power: 600hp of V6 engine + 120kW of KERS
Weight: 691 kg (1,523.4 lb) (with driver)
Fuel: Royal Dutch Shell V-Power
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet