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Ferrari unveils new Formula One car to challenge champions Mercedes

Fomer Formula One champions Ferrari unveiled their new car for the 2017 Formula One season on Friday, aiming to give champions Mercedes a close run.

other sports Updated: Feb 24, 2017 17:21 IST
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Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen steers the new Ferrari Formula One SF70H racer at the Ferrari Fiorano private test track in Maranello, Italy on Friday.
Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen steers the new Ferrari Formula One SF70H racer at the Ferrari Fiorano private test track in Maranello, Italy on Friday.(AP)

Ferrari has presented its new Formula One car, designed to challenge Mercedes this season.

Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, chief technical officer Mattia Binotto and drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were on stage for the presentation.

The SF70H is redder - the traditional colour of Ferrari - than last year’s car. Only the front wings sport a touch of white and part of the rear, which also has stripes the colours of the Italian flag: white, red and green.

The car has a lengthened nose and an arrow-shaped wing as a consequence of the radical overhaul of the sport’s technical rulebook over the off-season.

Ferrari finished second in the constructors’ championship in 2015, but dropped to third last year, 367 points adrift of Mercedes and 70 behind Red Bull.