Ferrari offer fans a choice of names for new F1 car

Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:30pm EST

A Ferrari logo is pictured on the footboard of the newly launched F12 Berlinetta car during the second media day of the 82nd Geneva Auto Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 7, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A Ferrari logo is pictured on the footboard of the newly launched F12 Berlinetta car during the second media day of the 82nd Geneva Auto Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 7, 2012.

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(Reuters) - Ferrari fans worldwide have been offered a choice of five names for the team's 2014 Formula One car with the outcome to be decided by them in an online poll and revealed on January 24.

The Italian team said the first pictures of the car will be revealed a day later with pre-season testing due to start in Jerez, southern Spain, on January 28.

The naming options were: F14 T, F14 Maranello, F14 Scuderia, F166 Turbo and F616.

Fans were invited to vote through the Ferrari website (www.ferrari.com) or the team's official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Ferrari, third overall last year, have a line-up of champions this season with 2007 title winner Kimi Raikkonen returning to partner double champion Fernando Alonso.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond)

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