"Last year was a decent step forward, and we hope this car gives us another good step forward and makes us truly competitive. It isn’t down to one area: we have improved across the board. All our hopes are on this car," Ferrari's technical chief James Allison was quoted as saying in the statement.
The SF16-H — the H referring to Hybrid — features a shortened nose, as well as a more tapered rear relative to its SF15-T predecessor thanks to Ferrari’s efforts to make their latest power unit more compact, the statement reads.
During the last two seasons Mercedes has dominated Formula One racing, pushing Ferrari into second place.