Scuderia Ferrari Launch the SF16-H

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer

Today, Ferrari launched the ambitious new SF16-H, a car in which they have placed their efforts and hopes into catching the front running Mercedes team and breathing the life of competition in Formula One again.

2016 Ferrari SF16-H

2016 Ferrari SF16-H

In an online launch, Maurizio Arrivabene introduced the car, primarily in Italian, highlighting the fact that they are an Italian team. Arrivabene emphasized the commitment of the entire Ferrari organization to victory as he brought drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen to the stage, where they answered a few questions about the upcoming season.Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will get their first taste of the SF16-H on Monday in Barcelona testing

Vettel and Raikkonen will get their first taste of the SF16-H on Monday in Barcelona testing at Circuit de-Catalunya.

Technical Director James Allison was extremely enthusiastic during the launch of his latest creation. It is obvious that Ferrari has placed the entire soul of the Italian factory into this car and it features major changes intended to bring them to the front of the field; including a new front nose philosophy, the hump back air intake and a distinctive throwback livery.

It was Enzo Ferrari himself, who said that, “Cars are neither beautiful or ugly, they become beautiful when they win.”

Last year was a pleasantly surprising  step up in performance for the Scuderia. Next week, we will all see how much further Ferrari have come with the SF16-H.

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Growing up in a racing family, Steve Aibel was surrounded by Allards, Crosleys and Corvettes! A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Steve was drawn to the automobile magazines strewn throughout the house and Formula 1 in particular. With go karts, motorcycles and vintage race cars in the garage, it was inevitable that the torch would be carried by Steve. Lime Rock Park was his own personal playground while still keeping an eye on the pinnacle of motorsports overseas called Formula 1. Now, in the shadows of Circuit of the Americas, Steve is able to not only follow F1, he makes it the object of this racing stories. This passion for Formula 1 is shared weekly writing original articles for both Tribute Racing and Drafting the Circuits. He also participates in two weekly radio shows. Drafting The Circuits, (, which airs Tuesday evening at 7 pm CST and Formula 1 Racing Plus (, which broadcasts throughout the week on Performance Motorsports Network. Steve's motorsports photography can be found at

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