Ferrari presents the SF70H

Scuderia Ferrari became the sixth Formula 1 team to unveil its new racing car, the SF70H, as the team aims to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season.

The Scuderia opted an online launch, broadcasting live from Fiorano, where its 2017 challenger will hit the track for the first time later as part of a filming day.

The SF70H features some aggressively sculpted sidepods and has a T-wing fitted to its shark fin engine cover – exploiting the same loophole in the regulations as Mercedes.

Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, chief technical officer Mattia Binotto and race drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were on stage for the presentation.

The Italian outfit had hoped to challenge for the championship last year after winning three races in 2015 to finish runner-up to Mercedes.

But it fell well short as it struggled with set-up, strategy and tyre temperatures over the course of 2016 and rarely managed to get the most out of its package.

It failed to win a race and was beaten to second in the constructors’ championship by Red Bull Racing, finishing 367 points adrift of Mercedes.

Ferrari’s technical structure was tweaked mid-season when technical director James Allison left the team, with Binotto moving from his role as engine boss to head up the technical department.

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  1. Raikkonen puts first miles on new Ferrari SF70H as reported by

    Kimi Raikkonen has put the first miles on Ferrari’s 2017 Formula 1 car, the SF70H, during a filming day at the Italian team’s test circuit Fiorano.

    Shortly after presenting its new challenger on Friday morning, Raikkonen took to the track to begin shaking down the car he and Sebastian Vettel will race this season.

    The two drivers will share the 100km of permitted filming day mileage evenly, with Raikkonen getting the first run in the SF70H.

    Sauber completed its filming day at Barcelona on Wednesday, while Toro Rosso had its first run with its yet-to-be-launched 2017 car at Misano disrupted by an engine problem.

    Mercedes also completed its shakedown at Silverstone on Thursday on the day of its launch, and Renault is running at Barcelona on Friday.

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