Vettel and Ferrari 'fired up' for 2018 after unveiling SF71H

Scuderia Ferrari SF71H F1

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton concedes his fierce rivalry with Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel "could be worse" in 2018.

Having lost the Spanish financial giant Santander as a sponsor, Ferrari has made a decision to go back to the marque's traditional all-red livery which includes painting the Halo red, with the colour white mostly absent from the auto.

The SF71H was presented in front of a live audience at Ferrari's headquarters in Maranello, Italy, four days before the official start of F1's pre-season testing at Barcelona. For example I would mention we tried to develop the vehicle to be strong and performant on high-speed circuits, but also improve reliability.

Tight laws around cigarette advertising have meant that the logos of the American firm's Marlboro brand have not appeared on Ferrari's auto since 2007, but the renewal announcement said the partnership would now be "exclusively focused on advancing the cause of a smoke-free world", prompting suggestions that one of their e-cigarette brands could be promoted. Even the halo is adorned in Ferrari's signature red.

"It looks nice and usually when it looks nice there's speed also", Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen said.

"Our goal is to always be faster".

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"The most visible is the Halo".

The new challenger has a longer wheelbase to move it more into line with rival Mercedes' design.

"We've tried to stay true to our design philosophy and develop an already solid base", said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.

The vehicle has now a longer wheelbase in the front to extract a more aerodynamic effect, and the sidepods have changed dramatically in comparison to last year's model.

Ferrari were second in the 2017 championship and this season will bid to challenge four-time holders Mercedes. So I believe that those will help us.

Ferrari have not won the constructors title since 2008 with Raikkonen last winning the drivers title for Ferrari in 2007.

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