With Ferrari set to unveil their 2023 car on February 14th, the Scuderia will be hoping that this car can be as loved and adored as some of their previous challengers.
One of these iconic Ferraris has been spotted recently in Dubai, with photographs appearing on Reddit of a retro Ferrari F1 car completing laps of the Dubai Autodrome.
It is currently unknown why the car is currently at this circuit and who is behind the wheel of the Ferrari, but the reception from fans to seeing the car has been very positive.
The F2007 is one of the most adored cars in Ferrari history, both for its success on the track and its design.
The slick looking red car features the iconic Shell logo and was driven by both Felipe Masa and Kimi Raikkonen over the course of the 2007 season.
The Scuderia completed a historic double that season, with Raikkonen beating Lewis Hamilton to the drivers’ championship by a point and the team winning the constructors’ championship by over 100 points.
One thing that has been noted about the photographs of the car is the presence of Pirelli slick tyres, something which was never seen at the time due to F1’s partnership with Bridgestone.
The fans on the Reddit thread about the sighting of the Ferrari have also been admiring the track, with many suggesting that the Dubai Autodrome should have a place on the F1 calendar.
“Best race track in the Middle East, shame it looks deserted whenever a race is broadcasted there. Sure, people show up, but the backdrop looks pretty depressing with the unfinished buildings and urban hellscape in the background,” wrote one user.
“This track has elevation change, banking and plenty of character, sucks that it’s not used to its full potential.”
The latest car in Ferrari’s rich history will be released on February 14th and after a year of unreliability, the team will be hoping that their 2023 car can be as quick as it was last season, but with the reliability to match the likes of Mercedes and Red Bull.