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Motor racing: Ferrari fans get to choose name of new F1 car

Published on Dec 20, 2013 9:52 PM

(REUTERS) - Millions of fans worldwide will have a say in choosing a name for Ferrari's 2014 Formula One car via the Internet in January, the Italian team said on Friday.

Ferrari's car this season was the F138, a combination of the year and a tribute to the V8 engine in its final campaign before being replaced by a new turbocharged V6 unit with energy recovery systems.

The team, who have Spaniard Fernando Alonso and Finland's Kimi Raikkonen as their drivers in a line-up of world champions, have half a million Facebook "likes" while the carmaker has 12.6 million.

The official Ferrari Twitter account (@InsideFerrari) has more than 670,000 followers.

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