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Ferrari break cover on the SF70H 2017 car

Ferrari have pulled the wraps off their 2017 car, named the SF70H, and will run the car at their test track in Fiorano as part of a filming day.

The car was launched on an online livestream with both drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen present, as well as team principal Maurizio Arrivabene and chief technical officer Mattia Binotto.

The SF70H has uniquely shaped sidepods, which are much wider and shorter than those seen on the Sauber, Renault, Force India and Mercedes which have all be officially launched this week.

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The images of the car show it to have a shark fin, but the film of the car shown during the launched showed it to have a T wing in its place – the same design that Mercedes looked at during their shakedown running at Silverstone on Thursday.

With the abandonment of the token system, engine manufacturers have been allowed much more freedom over their designs during the winter. Ferrari have reconfigured some of the components in the power unit for the 2017 season, and the layout has been revised.

Haas will be the only other team using the new 062-spec 2017 engine, whilst Sauber will be using the previous specification 061 from the 2016 season.

Ferrari took a step back in terms of performance last season, losing second in the constructors’ championship to Red Bull and not winning a single race, despite being tipped as challengers to Mercedes after winning three races in 2015.


Chris Stevens

Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.

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