F1 Car launches and testing

Wecome to the 2018 Formula one launch events, Spanning Silverstone to Italy.

Current confirmed dates are as follows

Date Team
Feb 14th Haas  – VF-18
Feb 15th Williams f1 – FW41
Feb 19th Redbull – RB14
Feb 20th Sauber – C37
 Feb 20th Renault F1 – R.S.18
 Feb 22nd Mercedes – W09
 Feb 22nd Ferrari – tbc
 Feb 23rd Mclaren – MCL33
 Feb 26th Toro Rosso – STR13
Forget Williams – Andrea Moda is F1’s biggest joke team - From the moment Claire Williams confessed there were problems on the horizon for their new challenger, FW42, it was evident to me, and to the F1 community, that things weren’t getting any better for her team. And, lo and behold, those fears were set in stone on Barcelona’s first testing day, when every team but …
Formula One liveries rated! – A welcome splash of colour - One thing most F1 fans look out for when cars are launched is the livery. There’s been some iconic ones over the years, with Lotus’ JPS, McLaren’s Marlboro backed effort and Jordan’s minimalist green on their 191. Well here we rate the 2018 efforts! Mercedes – The Silver Arrows lead by example from the front. …
Force India unveils VJM11 in Barcelona - Force India became one of the last teams to launch its challenger for the 2018 F1 season, pulling the covers off the VJM11 in the pitlane ahead of Barcelona testing. Overall, the VJM11 doesn’t deviate much from last year’s design, which netted the team fourth place in the 2017 Constructors’ Championship. The VJM10’s stepped nose …
Toro Rosso Completes 2018 Grid With Official Pit-Lane Launch - The 2018 F1 grid is now complete, with Scuderia Toro Rosso having unveiled their new car officially in the pit-lane of the Circuit de Catalunya on the morning of the first pre-season test. Although today was the official launch of the STR13, on 21st February the team released an image from a shakedown test at …
Mercedes W09 unveiled at Silverstone - Mercedes has revealed the W09 EQ Power+, the team’s new car for the 2018 F1 season, at a special launch event at Silverstone. The new Silver Arrow carried out its first series of laps on Thursday morning with Valtteri Bottas at the wheel, before being given an official presentation later in the day. Defending world …
McLaren planning “substantial” early updates to launch-spec car - McLaren is pushing to introduce a “substantial” upgrade package for the MCL33’s race debut in Melbourne, although the initial design to be revealed this week will not differ much from last year’s challenger. As seems to be the trend for 2018, McLaren has hinted that the launch and test specification for its new chassis will …
Refined RS18 headlines Renault season launch - Renault has revealed its plans for the forthcoming Formula 1 season at a launch event focused on unveiling the team’s 2018 challenger. The RS18—besides the mandatory addition of the Halo—features several small aerodynamic evolutions from its predecessor, including a slimmer nose section and much tighter packaging around the rear of the engine. The team’s livery …
Welcome Back Old Friend – Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Launch The C37 - Eleanor Roosevelt once said that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. If there is one team that has had to dig deep to keep their F1 dream alive, it is the Sauber team.  That belief and dream came to beautiful fruition with the launch of their C37 2018 …
Erstes Topteam 2018: Red Bull zeigt RB14 - Nach Haas und Williams präsentierte heute Red Bull als erstes Topteam, den neuen Einsatzwagen für die Saison 2018. Da Red Bull für ausgefallene Ideen bekannt ist, war es nicht verwunderlich dass alle Augen heute morgen vor einem ersten Shake Down in Silverstone auf den RB14 gerichtet waren. Das erste was in das Auge fiel und …
Red Bull’s 2018 challenger launched - Today, Red Bull followed Haas and Williams in launching their 2018 F1 car, the RB14. They are the highest profile team to launch yet so it was all eyes on the Milton Keynes-based team when the covers came off the RB14 this morning, prior to a shake-down run at Silverstone. The RB14’s first major difference …