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Ferrari Launch 2017 Formula 1 Challenger – the SF70H

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Ferrari took the covers off their 2017 contender, labeled the SF70H, via an online stream ahead of filming day in Italy.

The 63rd single-seater crafted by the Scuderia is the latest to be launched among the Formula 1 teams. A sharkfin, which comes with the addition of the T-wing at the top, can be seen in white, but the remainder of the livery returns to the iconic Rosso Corsa.

What stands out about the bodywork is the sidepods – which Ferrari have gone with a wide and thin setup high behind the front wheels. Although the regulations call for higher rake angles on all cars – the altitude created by raising rear ride height in relation to the front – the aggressiveness that Ferrari went with the high rake angle of the car is staggering.

Coming off of a rare winless effort in 2016, the expectations put on the SF70H will be that of immediate success.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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