Ferrari SF71H (2018) Steering Wheel
Ferrari’s contender for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship was designed not only to consolidate the Scuderia’s 2017 strengths but also with the specific intention to improve overall performance on high-speed circuits. In the words of Ferrari Technical Director, Mattia Binotto, whilst speaking about the SF71H at its launch, ‘If we take stock of what we did last year, in low-speed tracks we always did well while in circuits where the speed was higher we were suffering a little more. So aerodynamic development was sought in that respect….’ To this end, the SF71H was designed with a longer wheelbase, an evolution of bodywork design around the sidepods and a more honed rear-end. These improvements were joined by a much larger airbox opening, due to a repackaging of the cooling system along the centre of the SF71H.
Driven by World Champions Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, the SF71H took six wins in the 2018 F1 racing season and as many pole positions in qualifying.