Friday, 08 february 2019, 09:56 , by Craig Norman
Ferrari's livery may be darker and with a matte appearance in 2019. That is the latest rumour to emerge in the days before the famous Italian team's February 15 launch next Friday, with a suggestion that the Scuderia could follow fellow Italians Ducati in MotoGP.
The Italian publication Automoto claims Ferrari's red colour for 2019 will be darker than usual, in line with the similarly 'Mission Winnow'-branded Ducati bikes for MotoGP this year.
Ferrari also announced that the launch of the 2019 car will be streamed live from Maranello next Friday.
Charles Leclerc had his seat fitting on Thursday as preparations for the season ramp up ahead of preseason testing, which gets under way in Barcelona on February 18.
Seat fit, simulator and fixing the last few details to be as ready as possible for the first tests ???? pic.twitter.com/fm595Oltql— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) February 7, 2019
Automoto also reported that new Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri held a lunch with 12 prominent Italian journalists last week. It is claimed the meeting "was an informal and friendly chat about the expectations of the press from Ferrari and a way for Camilleri and [team principal] Mattia Binotto to get acquainted with those who will follow the red team's season."