The new Ferrari racing car was launched in Maranello on 22 February.
After the official launch of the SF71H at the plant, drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, together with team principal Maurizio Arrivabene and technical manager Mattia Binotto, joined the many fans from Scuderia Ferrari Clubs from all over Italy who had gathered at the Auditorium Enzo Ferrari, and who gave the Prancing Horse’s representatives a rousing welcome.
A day to remember for the fans and the team. Test driver Marc Gené and Mayor of Maranello Massimiliani Morini were also on stage.
“You are the driving force behind Ferrari; your enthusiasm motivates us to do better and better,” Arrivabene told the fans. “As we worked, we were constantly aware that we were building a Ferrari, and we take pride in being part of an example of Italian excellence. Ferrari is different because it is built in Italy, here in Maranello. And this generates a great emotional base.”
The new car, with sweeping updates compared to the previous model, made its official debut at the Australian Grand Prix on the Melbourne circuit on 25 March and placed Ferrari on the podium, with Vettel finishing first and Raikkonen third.