Ferrari has confirmed that it will launch its new car for 2012 in time for the first test at Jerez on February 7.

8439 - Ferrari to debut new car at first test

Traditionally the first to unveil its new car each year, Ferrari still plans on being ready despite new regulations that state the cars must have passed all FIA crash tests and homologation before testing. The news comes after Mercedes announced it would wait until the second test to run its new car, while Red Bull is also aiming for the first test.

Ferrari's communications director Luca Colajanni said that the new car would be "very different" from this year's F150th Italia, which only took one victory.

"The new Ferrari F1 car will be presented in early February, in time to take part in the first test session ahead of the season," Colajanni told Autosprint. "At the moment it's not important to say whether the new project is going to be extreme. For sure, it will be a clean break with the past, a very different program, because it aims to win and it marks a change of mentality by the entire team."