Scuderia Ferrari have taken the cover off their new 2017 car, following a week of launches for the 2017 cars.
Despite an underwhelming performance in 2016 with no wins, and the loss of Technical Director James Allison, the Scuderia is set to have a better season with the overhaul of regulations for 2017.
The new SF70H was quickly revealed online, without any build-up from Ferrari or their shareholders.
Ferrari have revealed the differences to their new car, code-named 668 internally.
“There are several differences between the 668 project and Ferraris from the recent past: 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. Visible at the front is a duct that has an aerodynamic role, while behind the driver, the roll-hoop, which incorporates the engine air intake has been completely redesigned. Also updated is the suspension layout, which still retains a push rod design at the front with pull rods at the rear. The hubs and wheel nuts have been redesigned to facilitate the work of the mechanics when changing wheels during the pit stops. Finally, also as a function of the expected increase in performance this year, the power-steering and braking systems have been upsized.”
This launch is the first of two today, with McLaren revealing their MCL32 later today.