Fans able to vote for name of new Ferrari

0811LW1D1464Scuderia Ferrari has confirmed today that the name of its 2014 F1 car will be decided by a public vote, open to visitors of the team’s official website.

At the team’s annual Christmas dinner in Maranello, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo confirmed the news, with a statement following on the Italian marque’s official website.

“The name of the Scuderia‚Äôs car for 2014? It will be chosen this coming January by millions of Ferrari fans from around the globe through the Internet. President Luca di Montezemolo announced the news at the traditional pre-Christmas dinner with the Italian motor sport media at the Fiorano circuit.”

Following the explosion of social media over the past few years, all eleven of the F1 teams have looked to interact with fans more and more over the internet, with their Twitter handles being particularly active. However, this will mark new territory for Ferrari in allowing its fans to decide the name of its 2014 challenger.

In recent years, the cars have bore some interesting monikers including ‘F138′ and ‘F150 Italia’, with the latter sparking a legal dispute with Ford.

More details about how fans can vote for the name of the car will be made available in January.

Image courtesy of Octane Photographic.

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