Ferrari have unveiled their new F1 car for the 2017 season, with the hope of getting their first win since their Constructors’ Championship victory in 2008. Its a vision in traditional Italian Rosso Corsa red with a wing on the engine cover that follows the trend of many 2017 designs.
This powerful, sculptural machine is called the Ferrari SF70H in celebration of this being their 70th anniversary. Features include wider Pirelli tyres, redesigned wheel nuts and changes to the braking systems. As well as mechanical changes, the nose has been lengthened, there is a distinctive arrow-shaped front wing and the hits have been redesigned too.
New car, new F1 season, new rules
Following the introduction of new rules and regulations, engineers were given more of a chance to experiment and improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics. This freedom has resulted in a wider, lower car that expertly balances aerodynamic resistance and downforce, resulting in a 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 beast with an engine that’s a step up from its predecessor. Performance is Ferrari’s focus and it has been a battle to reach the right level of drag to boost their chance of wining the title.
The big Ferrari SF70H launch
The online launch was filmed live at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit and they were the sixth team to reveal their 2017 creation. Vettel and Kimi each got the chance to drive their new turbocharged steed on the day and their all-champion driver partnership gives Ferrari fans hope for their team’s future.
We’ll see the SF70H in action for the first time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya when pre-season testing takes place on the 27th February and it will be an exciting moment for everyone watching as this evolution of the Ferrari F1 car could finally have what it takes to beat their rivals over at Mercedes.
Ferrari hope their new SF70H will be a winner
One of the big changes made to this year’s season is that 10% longer is to be spent in full throttle per lap because the race fuel allowance has been upped by 5%. Ferrari really do have a good chance of achieving their goals with this car, especially with the updated power-steering and suspension layout, resulting better grip and improved performance.