Ferrari has unveiled its 2018 F1 contender, the SF71H, which will be piloted by Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. The new race car features a bevy of updates in accordance with new regulations put in place, making it significantly different in appearance from last year’s SF70H.

The most apparent is the introduction of the Halo protection device, a standardised piece of titanium given to all teams. Designed to protect the cockpit area, it weighs 7 kg, which brings the vehicle weight up to 733 kg (regulation weight with water, oil and driver).

Other physical revisions include a wheelbase that has been changed slightly along with the side dimensions. The new rules will also see changes to the aerodynamic package, where the T-wing and shark fin of the 2017 car are no longer present.

The car’s cooling system and suspension have also been updated, the latter based on experience gained during the first season running the wider tyres. The rest of the car features Brembo ventilated carbon disc brakes, push- and pull-rod suspension and 13-inch OZ wheels.

The motorsport’s push for more reliable powertrains will see just three (previously four) engines, turbo-compressors and MGU-H units be used all season. Meanwhile, only two MGU-K units, electronic control units and battery packs are allowed. Swapping out any of the items beyond the permitted amount will result in a penalty.

The engine continues to be a 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 (rev limited to 15,000 rpm), mated to a longitudinal semi-automatic Ferrari transmission (eight speeds with reverse). A hydraulically-controlled limited-slip differential is also part of the setup.