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If a car launch isnt listed below and you know the details, post below (with a source - no source, no update.) and I'll update the list.

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Caterham F1 Team (CT02)
Launch Date: 5th February
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Jerez
Notes: N/A
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Scuderia Ferrari (F138)
Launch Date: 1st February
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Maranello HQ
Notes: Passed Monocoque crash test, late 2012 (note: this is not all the tests)
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Sahara Force India F1 Team (VJM06)
Launch Date: 1st February
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Silverstone (will include a shakedown of the car)
Notes: N/A
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Lotus F1 Team (E21)
Launch Date: 28th January
Launch Time: 19:15 GMT/UTC
Location: Enston HQ, To be streamed live on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/lotusf1team
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CAR LAUNCHED. DETAILS HERE: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5994
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Marussia F1 Team (MR-02)
Launch Date: 5th Feb
Launch Time: 7:15 AM GMT
Location: Jerez Pit Lane
Notes: Pre-season testing schedule to be announced on the day of the launch. Car to finally include KERS (the Williams unit).
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Vodafone McLaren Mercades (MP4-28)
Launch Date: 31st January
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Notes: N/A
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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team (W04)
Launch Date: 4th February
Launch Time: 13:30 (Local time)
Location: Jerez
Notes: Passed crash tests, late Dec 2012. "Smaller Gearbox", "Totally different sidepods", "Coanda exhaust", "Flexible rear suspension, adjustable depending on tyres"
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Infiniti Red Bull Racing (RB9)
Launch Date: 3rd February
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Red Bull HQ (Milton Keynes)
Notes: Said to be running late due to still developing the RB8 late into 2012. Best taken with a pinch of salt however.
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Sauber F1 Team (C32)
Launch Date: 2nd February
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Sauber HQ (Hinwil Switzerland)
Notes: First car to pass all of it's crash tests.
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Scuderia Toro Rosso (STR08)
Launch Date: 4th February
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Jerez
Notes: Ricciardo was interviewed in early Jan and said the STR08 will be "very different to the old one"
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Williams F1 Team (FW35)
Launch Date: 19th February
Launch Time: Unknown
Location: Circuit de Catalunya (2nd round of pre-season testing)
Notes: N/A
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Other Pre-Season Details:

Pre-Season Testing Dates:
Jerez, Spain: 5th - 8th February
Barcelona, Spain: 19th - 22nd February and 28th February - 3rd March


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:16 pm 
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LIST UPDATE: Sauber launch announced for Feb 2nd at their Switzerland HQ: http://en.espnf1.com/sauber/motorsport/ ... CMP=chrome

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:26 pm 
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I hope their livery is all black for 2013 - I was devastated with their colours in 2012.

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MistaVega23 wrote:
I hope their livery is all black for 2013 - I was devastated with their colours in 2012.

It won't be. It'll be much the same unless they get a new title sponsor and it'll revolve around whatever colour they would be.

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I really liked the black and white livery Sauber had in 2012, and hope that they use something similar.

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Just saying that Force India's launch is 10 am at Silverstone and McLaren's is somewhere in the UK although unconfirmed where in Britain.

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On Sauber, wouldn't mind seeing the car maintain it's livery, I prefer it to 2010 & 11.

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Someone I follow on Twitter asked Lotus for the launch date but they weren't telling.

Can't wait to see the new cars and for the new season. Arrrrggghhh!!


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Just saying that Force India's launch is 10 am at Silverstone and McLaren's is somewhere in the UK although unconfirmed where in Britain.


Do you have a link for the launch time/location info? Whilst I dont doubt it, I want to make sure the list remains accurate.

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MistaVega23 wrote:
I hope their livery is all black for 2013 - I was devastated with their colours in 2012.


To be honest I doubt any team will have any sort of major livery updates this year. Everyone has the same sponsors as 2012, the only real notable difference is Infiniti at Red Bull, but I wouldn't have thought that would affect their livery at all.

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RickM wrote:
MistaVega23 wrote:
I hope their livery is all black for 2013 - I was devastated with their colours in 2012.


To be honest I doubt any team will have any sort of major livery updates this year. Everyone has the same sponsors as 2012, the only real notable difference is Infiniti at Red Bull, but I wouldn't have thought that would affect their livery at all.


It won't. It's still Red Bull. The team itself is essentially a marketing tool for Red Bull

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According to El Mundo Deportivo Ferrari have passed the crash tests. Haven't seen another source but their assertion has been reported on various news sites.

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/two-m ... ash-tests/

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According to El Mundo Deportivo Ferrari have passed the crash tests. Haven't seen another source but their assertion has been reported on various news sites.

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/two-m ... ash-tests/

Cheers - updated the list. Also added some quotes on what the Merc is said to have changed. That "flexible rear suspension" sounds pretty interesting!

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Nice thread RickM, thank you, the effort is much appreciated.

Keep it updated please!

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RickM wrote:
orbthef1fan wrote:
Just saying that Force India's launch is 10 am at Silverstone and McLaren's is somewhere in the UK although unconfirmed where in Britain.


Do you have a link for the launch time/location info? Whilst I dont doubt it, I want to make sure the list remains accurate.

Cheers


Can't remember where I found the time of the Force India launch but here they are -
http://www.crash.net/f1/news/186902/1/f ... _date.html
And McLaren's
http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... 14171.html

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orbthef1fan wrote:
On Sauber, wouldn't mind seeing the car maintain it's livery, I prefer it to 2010 & 11.


I thought it was a bit naff to be honest, Marussia did the sloping stripes thing much better. Sauber's 2011 one wasn't too bad, it was nice to have the red lines in there. Since they have no title sponsor surely they can afford to mix it up a bit with the colour scheme. Maybe even adopt HRT's 2011 livery ;)

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Minor update to the list. Ferrari have confirmed that the launch will be ar Maranello, but still havent confirmed a date other than 'before the first test': http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... 14182.html

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Perez in his new uniform, not a car thread but.. Yeah.


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Perez in his new uniform, not a car thread but.. Yeah.

Hmm.. Lauda's and hamilton's helmets seem to be missing .Wonder what ron has done to it?
Back on topic , the likes of williams , red bull, toro rosso have usually revealed their cars on the first day of testing . Mercedes too but with hamilton's signing , i expect to see a glitzy launch.


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Red Bull to launch RB9 Feb. 3rd @ MK

http://en.espnf1.com/redbull/motorsport ... 98468.html


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rife_hypocricy wrote:
Red Bull to launch RB9 Feb. 3rd @ MK

http://en.espnf1.com/redbull/motorsport ... 98468.html

Hehe thanks, just saw it popup on my F1 feed :p

Updated the first post.


While I think if it, if anyone hears of any online feeds (legal ones only) of each launch, post them and I'll add them to the details in the first post. I know in the UK Sky F1 are covering quite a few, but for those without Sky or outside the UK there may be team feeds online.

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According to SpeedWeek Lotus will launch their car first on the 28th of January.

http://www.speedweek.de/Formel1/


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Boudica wrote:
According to SpeedWeek Lotus will launch their car first on the 28th of January.

http://www.speedweek.de/Formel1/


Looks like its still a speculative date - not got a date quoted from any source.

F1.com also dont have it up yet: http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... 14188.html

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Updated the first post with the car names and more details on each car/launch where possible. Also added test dates.

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RickM wrote:
Updated the first post with the car names and more details on each car/launch where possible. Also added test dates.

Hate to be a pest, but could you also update Red Bull to spell Infiniti correctly? :?

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scuderia_stevie wrote:
RickM wrote:
Updated the first post with the car names and more details on each car/launch where possible. Also added test dates.

Hate to be a pest, but could you also update Red Bull to spell Infiniti correctly? :?

Sorry - fixed :)

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Hakkattack wrote:

update this part of your post now that you know some dates

What part? You quoted the whole first post...

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Okay February 3 is my birthday, the superbowl in which I am figuring my two favorite teams will be going head to head. And RBR chooses it as their launch date???? They clearly forgot to check with me...


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Ferrari confim feb 1 as launch date http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105128


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Thanks - updated the list :)

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Launch update: Mercedes to launch on Feb 4th at Jerez.

http://en.espnf1.com/mercedes/motorspor ... CMP=chrome

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Another Launch update: Toro Rosso to also launch at Jerez on Feb 4th. Their launch will be at 13:30 local time.

http://en.espnf1.com/tororosso/motorspo ... CMP=chrome

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A low key launch for Mercedes? After signing a driver like Lewis you'd think they would pull out all the stops to market him!

https://twitter.com/f1racing_mag/status ... 4169086976

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A low key launch for Mercedes? After signing a driver like Lewis you'd think they would pull out all the stops to market him!

https://twitter.com/f1racing_mag/status ... 4169086976

That surprised me too. Maybe expectations are low within the merc camp.


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Maybe Hammy didn't want an extravaganza, and said "boys, don't spend big bucks promoting the car just for me, put the money towards making the car good."

Or... far more likely, they didn't see the need for a big fanfare, it's just another driver really. Wasn't the launch with Schumi low key aswell?

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I guess they just arent a 'fanfare' kind of team. Most teams dont really do anything big. It's only really McLaren, Ferrari and RedBull that do a full launch.

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Gone are the days of Mclarens £1 million spice girl launch in 97.

They did however have a big one in 2007 in a Spainish town to hail Fernandos arrival

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I think with so few rule changes we will hardly see a difference in this years cars


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Hakkattack wrote:
I think with so few rule changes we will hardly see a difference in this years cars


Yep, and Ferrari confirmed that the car will look similar to last year's....... That beautiful nose

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