Scuderia Ferrari will officially take the covers off their new Formula 1 car, the SF70-H, on Friday afternoon, before the first test ahead of the new Formula One season, which is due to start in Barcelona on February 27 and will last for four days.
Following on from last year, the covers will come off the SF70-H in the new traditional online manner. Live streaming from the garage at the Fiorano Circuit will be available for the launch and a special presentation is expected to take place in the afternoon, with interviews from team principal Maurizio Arrivabene and both drivers. Scuderia Ferrari has been hard at work during recent weeks in order the build-up to the launch with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen doing all they can to assist the team, and in whatever way possible.
2017 Formula 1 pre-season tests will run on February 27-March 2 and March 7-10. It will be the first time fans will get a chance to see the new Scuderia Ferrari car on the track after the expansive rules overhaul ahead of the 2017 F1 Championship. After the last major regulation change back in 2014, Ferrari failed to capitalize on rules and this time hopes to produce a car capable of giving Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen the chance to fight for more ambitious results. Unlike most previous Formula One seasons, there will be little to no carry across in parts from the 2016 car to the new 2017 car, which means that teams need to work almost non-stop to be ready in time for the first session of pre-season testing. Initial data suggests that Scuderia Ferrari is heading in the right direction with the development process of the new car, but only the first appearance at the Circuit de Catalunya for the scheduled testing programme can offer a somewhat better indication of the progress made so far.