Santander’s Formula 1 Twitter account may have accidentally revealed the name of Ferrari’s 2017 car, or made an even bigger error.
A tweet from the Santander F1 Twitter account seemingly announced the name of Ferrari’s new car for the up-coming season.
If it wasn’t already suspicious enough that a F1 team sponsor was exclusively revealing the car name, the tweet (which wasn’t particularly well written) was then quickly deleted.
The original tweet from Santander GP claimed the 2017 Ferrari F1 car will be called the SF17-JB, which certainly goes with the Italian team’s trend of a new naming system each year.
A recent petition has been going around asking for Ferrari’s new car to be named as a tribute to the late Jules Bianchi, who was on the team’s young driver programme and was a test driver for Ferrari before making it to F1 with Marussia.
So, if the tweet is true, it seems Ferrari could’ve named its car after Bianchi, which would be a wonderful tribute.
But the Santander Twitter post was swiftly deleted, which suggests it was posted at the wrong time, or was completely wrong altogether.
Tweet has since been deleted… pic.twitter.com/eEDEDaUSGp
— Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) January 26, 2017
Either way, there’ll be a few people at Santander who aren’t happy today…
So, we’ll have to wait and see just what the actual name of the car is. As, with the tweet being deleted, it could really go either way.
We don’t have long to wait though, with the Ferrari being officially launched on the 24 February.