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Ferrari reveals 2017 car, named SF70-H

Can it challenge Mercedes and Red Bull?
Friday, February 24, 2017


Ferrari SF70-H
Ferrari SF70-H. Note the aggressive sidepods

Ferrari has unveiled its 2017 Formula 1 car, called the SF70-H, during an online launch at Ferrari's private test track Fiorano. Later today it will hit the track for the first time as part of a filming day.

Ferrari's launch presentation started with a video of the car being produced, traveling through various departments of the Maranello factory, before arriving in a garage at Fiorano.

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene, technical chief Mattia Binotto, race drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen and new reserve Antonio Giovinazzi were all involved, standing next to the car.

Ferrari's new car features a 'shark fin' and 'thumb nose', as per most 2017 designs so far, and particularly aggressive-looking sidepods, while it has retained a largely red and white color scheme.

It has also adopted a 'T-Wing', an element rival Mercedes has trialled with its W08.

The 63rd single-seater designed and built by Scuderia Ferrari to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship is born out of a regulation change that is without precedent in this category of motor sport. Generally, in the past, regulations went in the direction of slowing down the cars. However, this year, the rule changes go in the opposite direction, meaning the cars have more aerodynamic downforce and more mechanical grip.

AERODYNAMIC CONCEPT. On this topic, the Gestione Sportiva group has concentrated its efforts on finding the right compromise between downforce and aerodynamic resistance, or drag. The new Pirelli tires are much wider than in the past, by 6 centimeter's each at the front and 8 at the rear. This increased frontal area constitutes a “brake” on forward motion as does the increased downforce coming from the 2017 specification front wing, floor and diffuser. Countering this effect, the combination of downforce and the bigger footprint from the tires translates into increased grip, leading to higher cornering speeds.

Front view
Front view

CHASSIS. There are several differences between the SF70H 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.

Iso view
Iso view
POWER UNIT. In contrast to the aerodynamics, when it comes to the power unit, there have been few changes to the regulations. The main one concerns the amount of fuel that can be used by each car during the race: with the predicted increase in performance, with a bigger percentage of each lap spent at full revs, the permitted amount of fuel has increased from 100 to 105 Kg, although the flow rate is still fixed at 100 kg/hour. The 062 engine is a definite step forward compared to its predecessor, when it comes to chasing performance. The layout of some of the mechanical components on the hybrid power unit has been revised, while other areas maintain a similar layout to the 2016 car. On the sporting regulation front, the abolition of the “Token” system allows the teams more room for development over the course of the season.

Technical Specs

Capacity1600 cc
Max revs15,000
SuperchargingSingle Turbo
Fuel flow100 kg/hr max
Fuel capacity105 kg
ConfigurationV6 90°
Bore80 mm
Stroke53 mm
Valves4 per cylinder
Injection500 bar – direct


ERS System
Battery energy (per lap)4 MJ
MGU-K Power120 kW
MGU-K Max revs50,000 rpm
MGU-H Max revs125,000 rpm


Technica Data
Chassis in carbon-fiber and honeycomb composite structure
Ferrari longitudinal gearbox
Servo controlled hydraulic limited-slip differential
Semiautomatic sequential and electronically controlled gearbox with quick shift
Number of gears: 8 +R
Brembo ventilated carbon-fiber disc brakes(front and rear) and brake by wire rear brakes
Pushrod front suspension pull rod rear suspension
Weight with water, lubricant and driver 728 kg
OZ wheels (front and rear) 13”

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