No stopping Ferrari, their chassis for 2011 is ready

UPDATE (GMM) Ferrari will launch its 2011 car on January 28, the Italian team announced on Wednesday. Maranello based Ferrari had already revealed that the car, codenamed 288 but perhaps to be officially named the F11, will be revealed to the world in the last week of this month.

The launch will take place at the team's headquarters, a few days ahead of the debut of the car at Valencia, boss Stefano Domenicali announced during a press conference at the 'Wrooom' media event in the Italian Dolomites.

Ferrari said that last Friday, the first chassis was being put together by the car assembly department.

Domenicali also announced to the assembled reporters that he is stepping down as FOTA's vice chairman, even though the current chairman Martin Whitmarsh is staying on.

He said his successor will be announced soon.

01/08/11 These are days of intense activity for Ferrari ahead of the start of the season, which is scheduled for February 1st in Cheste, close to Valencia (Spain), where the first four sessions of tests will take place in the build up to the 2011 World Championships.

This morning the first chassis for the new car was delivered to the assembling department, marked by the number 288, and on which technicians and mechanics have got straight to work. The deadline is for the end of January, when the complete car will be unveiled at Maranello.

The drivers’ holidays are coming to an end. From next Monday Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Marc Gené, Giancarlo Fisichella and Jules Bianchi will be at Madonna di Campiglio, for the start of the 21st edition of ‘Wrooom’, the traditional start of year event that brings together, at the skiing resort of Madonna di Campiglio, the Ferrari drivers and the riders for the Ducati MotoGP team.

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