Recent reports have centered on Ferrari having unveiled the car with which they will use in the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship. The new SF70H was officially uncovered during the Italian team's Fiorano circuit on Friday.
New Ferrari Race Car Will Be Impressive
With the new SF70H, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will be bidding themselves to improve on Ferrari's third place in last year's standings, as well as their own respective 4th and 6th places in the table. According to Formula1.com, with 2017's newest rules set to make cars significantly quicker they've been in 2016, Ferrari has concentrated its developmental efforts on finding the right compromise between aerodynamics and downforce resistance, or drag, on the SF70H.
About the New F70H
According to the new rules, it seems like the stretched nose and arrow-shaped front wings are a consequence of the said regulations, as well as the fin on the engine cover and the complex aero appendages ahead of the air intakes on the side pods, in which its unusual shape was designed in line with the front crash structure.
A duct can be seen at the front that also has an aerodynamic role, while behind the driver, the roll-hoop, which comprises the engine air intake, has been completely remodeled. The suspension layout has also been updated, which still retains a push rod design at the front and pull rods at the rear.
The hubs and wheel nuts have also been redesigned in order to help the mechanics when changing wheels during pit stops. Finally, also as a function of the expected rise in performance this year is the power steering and braking systems that have been upsized.
The Power Unit
According to Black Flag, Ferrari said that the SF70H's 062 engine is a definite step forward towards improvement compared to its predecessor, especially when it comes to performance. The layout for some of the mechanical components of the hybrid power unit has also been altered, while other areas have maintained a similar layout to the 2016 car.