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2018 Ferrari SF71H

The SF71H (the code name for the 669 project) is the sixty fourth single-seater car designed and produced by Ferrari to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship. Rule changes introduced last season led to the introduction of significant aerodynamic modifications and wider tyres, all aimed at increasing performance. Therefore the new 2018 Ferrari F1 car has been created to make the most of the experience gained last year. Compared to 2017's SF70H, the wheelbase has been changed slightly, with the side dimensions also revised along with the cooling system. The suspension follows the tried and tested practice of using push-rods at the front and pull-rods at the rear, however, their design has been updated based on experience gained during the first season running the wider tyres.

The most obvious element to catch the eye is the Halo, designed to protect the cockpit area. After two years of on-track testing, it has now entered the rule book. It weighs around 7 Kg, plus fittings and this has only been partly compensated for with an increase of 5 Kg - from 728 to 733 - to the minimum car weight set in the 2018 regulations.The number of V6 engines that can be used over the course of the season, without incurring a penalty, continues to decrease, this year from 4 to 3. The same number applies to the turbo-compressor and MGÚ-H - the energy recovery system attached to the turbo - while only 2 MGÚ-K -the device that generates kinetic energy linked to the transmission - are allowed over the year, a figure which also applies to the electronic control unit and the batteries. Therefore those in the engine department have also based their work on these new parameters.

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.

Source - Ferrari

Drivers:
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen
Germany Sebastian Vettel

Team
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

2018 Season
Points: 571
Position: 2

2017 Entry: SF70H
2016 Entry: SF16-H
2015 Entry: SF15-T
2014 Entry: F14 T
2013 Entry: F138
2012 Entry: F2012
2011 Entry: 150° Italia
2010 Entry: F10
2009 Entry: F60
2008 Entry: F2008
2007 Entry: F2007
2006 Entry: 248
2005 Entry: F2005
2004 Entry: F2004
2003 Entry: F2003-GA
2002 Entry: F2002
2001 Entry: F2001
2000 Entry: F1-2000
1999 Entry: F399
1997 Entry: 310B F1
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