This Is Ferrari’s New SF16-H F1 Title Challenger

With the clear goal of taking the fight to Mercedes in the 2016 Formula One season, Ferrari has now become the latest team to unveil their new race car.

Compared to last year’s car, the SF16-H features a shortened nose, a tapered rear end and a fresh red & white livery which is a throwback to the mid-70’s cars driven by the likes of Niki Lauda.

The Scuderia also raised the nose up and fitted the car with a pushrod suspension instead of their previous pullrod system.

As you can see from that detailed description image, the car weighs only 702 kg (1,547 lbs) with water, lubricant and driver, can rev its 1.6-liter engine to 15,000rpm and has spent 1,500 hours in the wind tunnel during its design stages.

It just so happens that all of those figures, along with any other figures are virtually identical to last year’s car, which means that any and all aerodynamic improvements didn’t affect the car’s weight and that the engineering team focused on finding more performance by improving engine component efficiency.

As for team gear, both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen went with brand new helmet designs, which should work really well with the car’s new color theme.