Scuderia Ferrari have launched its challenger for the 2018 Formula 1 season, the SF71-H at its base in Maranello. This season’s car will look to build on last years somewhat successful year, with its car being a genuine championship contender for the majority of the season for the first time in the turbo era. The ceremony was attended by members of the tifosi from around the globe, with various videos from fans sending messages of support for the coming season. The new car, decked out in traditional Ferrari red was presented by team boss Maurizio Arrivabene and drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
Finnish driver Kimi Räikkonen will once again represent the colors of Ferrari – for the 8th season – alongisde German teammate Sebastian Vettel in the race for the F1 Constructors’ Championship. With the little expressiveness that represents him, the Finn has shared his satisfaction to see the new Ferrari car: “It is a pleasure to be part of a new Ferrari car in Formula 1. It’s a nice car, and normally when it’s beautiful it’s also fast, so we’ll see it. On the halo, it looks different but when you drive it does not make a big difference The car has been designed to incorporate it, so we should not almost notice it, we will adapt very quickly “, said Kimi during the presentation of the SF71H.
The ‘Iceman’ has appreciated the work of all operators of the Italian team in order to develop this car during the last six months. A car that has seen the light today in Maranello and that the 2007 Formula One world champion saw for the first time last night, when he ‘finished’ working on it: “A lot of work has been done on this car, yesterday I saw the car for the first time last night, and soon we will be able to drive it, so we will soon see how far this car can go,” concludes Kimi, as reported by the Italian media.