A special day for Scuderia Ferrari and their fans. Ferrari announced the car for the 2017 F1 season: the SF70H. Throughout a short livestream Ferrari presented the SF70H on the official website.
With all the new rules integrated by the FIA the designers of the new Ferrari F1 car had a hell of a job. They produced a new engine with a new turbo and ERS-system.
‘’The lengthened nose and the arrow-shaped wing are a consequence of the regulations, as is the obvious fin on the engine cover and the more complex aero appendages ahead of the air intakes on the sidepods, whose unusual shape was designed in harmony with the front crash structure’’ –
After a disappointing 2016 season the Ferrari team hopes to catch up with Mercedes and Red Bull. The driver line-up is the same as last year consisting of the World Champions Kimi Räikkönen (1 time) and Sebastian Vettel (4 times in a row). Ferrari’s most recent championship success was in 2008, when they claimed the constructors’ title with Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa in the red horse. Kimi was the last Ferrari-driver who took the Drives Title which was in 2007, already ten years ago.
The winter tests will start next week in Barcelona at the Circuit de Catalunya. They will continue testing the cars till the 10th of March. The first race is on the 26th of March in Melbourne.