Ferrari’s 2018 F1 contender successfully passed its FIA frontal crash tests on Friday, and it is believed to be the first 2018 model to do so. The test was carried out in the present of the technical director Mattia Binotto.
The SF70H’s successor which is known internally as the 669 passed the relevant static tests. On the 22th December, the team carried out the frontal crash tests at Bollate which is located near Milan.
The Italian team announced earlier that it would launch its new car online on February 22. The successful crash tests means the team has now plenty of time to further develop the aerodynamic details around the cockpit.
The new car is being designed under the supervision of the technical director Mattia Binotto. Simone di Resta is the chief designer, the former Ferrari GT expert Enrico Cardile is the head of aerodynamics while the newly appointed Corrado Iotti leads the engine department.
The Maranello-based squad turned its fortunes around with its 2017 challenger, the SF70H after a disastrous 2014 and 2016 campaign when the team failed to win a Grand Prix.