The folks at Scuderia Ferrari have unveiled their 2018 season car – the SF71H which brings with it functional and visual changes to meet the new set of technical regulations. This include the new Halo driver protection cage and changes to the suspension layout and engine cowls.
After it’s launch on Thursday 22nd February, the SF71H will be transported to Barcelona’s Catalunya Circuit, for a filming day on Sunday 25th, followed by the start of testing proper on Monday 26th. The first session runs to the end of Thursday 1st March, while the second test takes place at the same circuit from 6th to 9th March. Both Scuderia Ferrari race drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will be driving.
New rules now limit the number of engines that can be used through the season to 3, the same as is allowed for the turbo and heat recovery units – while only two MGU-K energy recovery units are allowed. It will be interesting to see how Ferrari’s new car stacks up against the Mercedes units this year.