The 2017 Ferrari Formula 1 car is the last car confirmed for the main Ferrari feature at Europe’s biggest pre-season motorsport show, Autosport International*, starting tomorrow at the NEC in Birmingham UK.
The SF70H joins the 2004 championship-winning F2004, 2017 LMGTE Pro World Endurance Championship-winning AF Corse 488 GTE, FXX-K Evo and the 488 Challenge cars on the stage, which will showcase the range of cars available through Corse Clienti, Ferrari’s very expensive and successful client racing program.
The 2017 Ferrari F1 car is named SF70H to mark Scuderia Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. The car has five race wins, 20 podiums, five pole positions on its way to scoring a total of 522 points between World Champion drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen during the 2017 season.
Its 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 Ferrari engine (blasphemy! not a V12 – editor) is rated in racing’s version of liar’s poker at about 1000 horsepower when combined with the hybrid systems dictated for F1 as it attempts to remain relevant in a greener marketing world. The car won its debut outing at the Australian Grand Prix in March.
The car joins Ferrari drivers confirmed to attend. The 2017 World Endurance Championship GTE Pro champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi will be at the show on Thursday. The pair, who race for AF Corse, took the 2017 GT manufacturers’ crown, claiming Ferrari’s fifth WEC constructors’ title (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017).
Miguel Molina and former-F1 racing driver Marc Gené will be at the show on Friday and Saturday. All of the drivers will be on hand to sell the exclusive racing programs Ferrari offers, which is represented at the show.
The Ferrari main feature has cars represented within the Corse Clienti programme from Corsa Pilota, the Ferrari Challenge Series, XX Programme and F1 Clienti.
It has been a long winter without any Formula 1 action claim some gearheads. The event is part of Motorsport Network’s UK title Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers.
*Autosport International and The Performance Car Show are part of Motorsport Network. The group publishes automotive and motorsport titles including Autosport.com, F1 Racing Magazine, Motorsport.com and Motor1.com.