Sebastian Vettel conceded that his Ferrari was not equipped to win the Singapore Grand Prix.
The German arrived in Singapore 30 points behind Hamilton, with only seven races left to overhaul the Mercedes driver.
The sleek and aggressive cars feature bigger wheels with a more integrated halo head-protection system and simpler front and rear wings.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner felt it was too early to make a call on the young driver without knowing what his future plans were.
Sebastian Vettel expressed his regret over mistakes that have cost him the lead in the Formula One standings, but also said that he believes he can still overhaul current championship leader Lewis Hamilton.
The flamboyant businessman apparently purchased the luxury car for the reality TV star as a wedding gift.
Vettel and Hamilton are the most successful drivers on the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit with 7 wins between them but Mercedes chief Toto Wolff says the odds are stacked against the Briton matching the German's 4 Singapore victories.
20-year-old Leclerc - a Ferrari Driver Academy graduate - was the 2017 Formula 2 champion, and made his debut in F1 this season with the Sauber team.
Raikkonen left Formula One two years after winning the world title with Ferrari and spent two years competing in the World Rally Championship, before returning to F1 with Lotus in 2012.
The chances of Raikkonen being allowed to take victory would seem remote to most observers, given his and the team's track record.
Vettel lapped the Monza circuit near Milan with a best time of one minute 21.105 seconds.
Arrivabene stoked up the rivalry and tensions between the two top teams.
Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to deliver a Ferrari victory on home turf at the Italian Grand Prix.
In the enthralling battle between the four-times world champions, Hamilton now has 231 points to Vettel's 214 with both on five wins apiece for the campaign.
The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is the continuation of Ferrari’s top-selling 488 line.
Ferrari built just 36 examples of the model from 1953 to 1964, and these elegant race cars have generated the highest prices among all vintage automobiles.
The new Aventador Superveloce Jota, or SVJ for short, will debut later this month at Monterey Car Week.
The brand-new Ferrari Portofino is one of the last production cars released under Marchionne’s reign and a delightful example of what’s best about the carmaker.
The release marks the first set of results to be presented by new CEO Louis Camilleri, who was appointed on July 21 to succeed Sergio Marchionne.
Lewis Hamilton is not satisfied with Mercedes' speed, especially when compared to that of rivals Ferrari.
Camilleri was appointed Ferrari chief executive on July 21, succeeding the late Sergio Marchionne, who died after suffering complications following surgery.
Vettel acknowledged that he had to overcome some emotional and mental strain in recent days.
Shareholders will vote on the matter in the coming days. The board also named John Elkann to succeed Marchionne as chairman.
The pole, in a track record time of one minute 11.212 seconds, drew a huge roar from the crowd on a damp day at Hockenheim.