Ferrari has become the first Formula 1 team to announce the launch date of the car it will use during the 2017 season.

The Italian squad said during a Christmas media event on Monday that its new car will run for the first time at its Fiorano circuit on February 24.

Ferrari is to use two filming days to run the car at the Italian circuit.

It means the car will take to the track for the first time three days ahead of the start of winter testing in Barcelona.

The final name of the car is yet to be revealed, but the project name is 668.