Maranello, 22 January –The final rush is on to choose the name of the new Prancing Horse Formula 1 car. With just over 24 hours to go until voting closes, it’s head to head between F14 T and F166 Turbo, which has been the case since the start. The two names have between them garnered two thirds of the vote and the battle is getting ever closer, with only one percentage point separating the candidates, the former having the slight edge. To increase still further the sense of expectation for fans, the announcement of the final result will be made on Friday 24th at 12h30, Maranello time, but the mid-point score will be frozen at 15h00 today.
There have been around 900,000 votes to date on the Scuderia’s Internet site and its official Facebook and Twitter channels. Italy heads the list of voters, ahead of Spain and the United States, while the top ten also features Finland (seventh) and Russia (eighth,) while India and China are in the first fifteen. The number of countries that have supplied votes has increased to 194, including Swasiland, Papua New Guinea, Haiti and Liechtenstein.
What name would you like to see on the cars that Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso will drive? F14 T or F166 Turbo? There’s still time to vote up until midnight tomorrow, 23 January!