A year ago was tough enough, albeit if only for half a season.
"The new vehicle - the SF71H - represents an evolution of last year's auto, which was already a good project".
Vettel said "we'll get used to the new cage", dubbed Halo, which is "much less intrusive than I thought".
"But as well we knew we had to work on new aero developments". "The way the team has come out with a competitive vehicle at the beginning, the way we have improved both chassis and engine, on all fronts I think it has been outstanding".
"What has changed? The main differences I would indicate are we have a longer wheelbase - slightly longer wheelbase - compared to past year".
"Last year was a positive year in handling the different situations that I faced and I will be even better this year".
"I think overall the entire team did a fantastic job in terms of packaging to be very tight".
"It looks nice and usually when it looks nice there is speed also", Raikkonen told reporters. "The most visible change is aerodynamic and how tight the packaging is of the auto and how closed up the bodywork is".
Tight laws around cigarette advertising have meant that the logos of the American firm's Marlboro brand have not appeared on Ferrari's vehicle since 2007, but the renewal announcement said the partnership would now be "exclusively focused on advancing the cause of a smoke-free world", prompting suggestions that one of their e-cigarette brands could be promoted. It does affect it, obviously the weight of the auto, the center of gravity, the air into the engine scoop, but also all the flow to the rear wing.
"From that we made our conclusions, we learned our lessons".