2009 wasn’t a year to remember for Ferrari, which just won one race and finished fourth in the constructors’ championship. The Scuderia is keen to close that chapter and look forward to 2010, and becomes the first team to launch its 2010 challenger.

Maranello’s F10 machine is the result of substantial design work, after Ferrari decided to switch its focus to 2010 early in last year’s campaign. Piloting the F10 will be Felipe Massa and two-time champion Fernando Alonso, who makes his switch from Renault. Making a debut along with him is Spanish banking group Santander. Naturally, hopes are high.

“This championship will be very important for us,” team boss Stefano Domenicali told Autosport. “The last championship, for different reasons, was not very positive, that is why we are dealing with this one looking to be competitive – and this is what Ferrari deserves to have.”

Domenicali added that Ferrari has “two new drivers”, taking into account the “new version of Felipe” after the Brazilian’s dreadful mishap in Hungary which left many wondering if his F1 career was over. More pictures after the jump!

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