2013 Car Launches - Live Coverage Links & Times

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Post Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:06 pm

Lotus Renault GP DONE
28th January 1915 GMT
Available here Youtoob http://www.youtube.com/lotusf1team
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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes DONE
31st January 1100 GMT
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+McLaren
Video also here: http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/page/MP ... eveal-live
YourTub http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialMcLarenVids
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Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro DONE
1st February 0930 GMT
HughTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/ferrariworld
Launch videos http://f138.ferrari.com/en/#/video
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Sahara Force India F1 DONE
Friday 1st February 1015 GMT
http://www.forceindiaf1.com/vjm06-launch
EweTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/forceindiaformulaone
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Sauber F1 DONE
2nd February 1100 GMT (1200 local - Hinwell CH)
Live video http://www.sauberf1team.com
Ze YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/saubermotorsport
Sky Sports News HD 11am-12pm http://tv.sky.com/tv-guide#/programme/detail/4049/2259

Red Bull Racing DONE
3rd February 1300 GMT (preview) and 1400 GMT (reveal)
A 'preview' will be on uTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/redbullracing
'Live video clips' etc will be on http://www.redbullracing.com/ from 1400
Thanks to Lio007

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1DONE
4th February, Jerez, 1230 GMT (1330 local) (thanks MercAMGF1Fans)
No exact link yet
YouBoat Channel: http://www.youtube.com/MERCEDESAMGPETRONAS
Google+ https://plus.google.com/114572383006851793620/videos
Sky Sports News HD 1200-1300 http://tv.sky.com/tv-guide#/programme/detail/4049/2315

Scuderia Toro RossoDONE
4th February, Jerez - 1700 GMT (around 1800 CET local)
http://www.tororosso.com
VoiTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCXqwkHvQ1nrU

Caterham F1
5th February, Jerez 0745 GMT (0845 CET assumed)
http://www.caterhamf1.com/home
YooTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/CaterhamF1

Marussia F1
Morning of 5th February, Jerez - "very simple photocall just prior to the day's testing"
http://www.marussiaf1team.com/news/739/
PutinTube http://www.youtube.com/user/officialvirginracing (!)

Williams F1
19th February, Barcelona
No exact link yet
OoohTube http://www.youtube.com/WilliamsF1TV



GMT to Johnny Foreigner converter: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter/
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Reason: As if by magic, I've managed to recreate Gridlock's post at the front of this thread....
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Gridlock
 
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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:46 am

Thought I start a thread to update the launch dates for 2013 season...so far the dates I have gathered are

Mclaren - 31 Jan 2013
Force India - 1 Feb 2013
Sauber / Ferrari - 2 Feb 2013
RBR - 3 Feb 2013
Williams / STR - 5 Feb 2013

updated
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CHT
 
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Post Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:50 am

RBR is now behind schedule with their RB9

http://en.espnf1.com/redbull/motorsport ... 98250.html
CHT
 
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:12 am

But, of course, this is also listed in the event calendar, and visible on this site's homepage :wink:
:arrow: http://www.f1technical.net/calendar/
Steven
 
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Location: Belgium

Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:34 am

what benefit does a team have in launching early?

I can't believe how fast this year is rolling in, it will be barely two months since the end of F1 and testing will begin on Feb 5th.
JimClarkFan
 
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:01 am

JimClarkFan wrote:what benefit does a team have in launching early?

I can't believe how fast this year is rolling in, it will be barely two months since the end of F1 and testing will begin on Feb 5th.


what they are most afraid of is not being able get the car ready on time for testing. Mclaren was late a few years back and spend the first week of testing using the old car.

btw, did RBR cut short their test program on the new Pirelli tyres at Brazil last year?
CHT
 
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:20 am

CHT wrote:. Mclaren was late a few years back and spend the first week of testing using the old car.


McLaren were using the old car because the new car didn't work!
Just_a_fan
 
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:25 am

Of course, at that point they were insisting that they were gathering data on the new Pirellis, in order to get a good model in their simulators and simulations, to allow them a faster pace of in-season development.
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raymondu999
 
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:07 am

The situation will probably be the same this year, with the new Pirelli tyres being largely different from those of 2012. Red Bull may be somewhat worried about that now, but as far as I know it has not been confirmed what they are going to do at the Jerez test, if the RB9 will not be ready (and it certainly looks like that).
Steven
 
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Location: Belgium

Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:24 am

It's interesting really. Newey has often liked to sacrifice the first test for an additional week of design time. The RB7 is, to memory, the only recent RB to attend the first test. The RB8 did, but in something that was far off the actual race spec. But you have to remember that reliability-wise, it's risky. And it could mean some stuff doesn't work as expected. See, for example, their B-spec sidepods at Barcelona last year. Or the 2011 McLaren "fantail" exhaust system.
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raymondu999
 
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:11 pm

I think one of the reasons for early launches is publicity, first to unveil their car (or, rather, livery) is bound to get more attention from the press.
Paul
 
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Post Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:28 am

Ferrari will launch its F2013 before the first test, date is yet to be confirmed. Williams FW35 and STR8 will be launched at Jerez on the 5th of Feb.
Source: http://www.yallaf1.com/2013/01/07/williams-and-toro-rosso-to-launch-at-first-test/

PS: Mods, I tried to create an F1 car launch event in the calender but got an error while doing so.
spadeflush
 
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Location: United States

Post Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:26 am

According to "Autosprint" Ferrari will launch their new car on 2nd February 2013 at Maranello.

http://www.auto.it/autosprint/formula_1/2013/01/05-12243/Le+macchine+e+i+piloti+della+F1+2013
k.ko100v
 
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Post Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:39 pm

JimClarkFan wrote:what benefit does a team have in launching early?

I can't believe how fast this year is rolling in, it will be barely two months since the end of F1 and testing will begin on Feb 5th.

The launch does not have to be the car that drives around during the testing days. The chassis will very likely be finished, crashtested and approved by the time of the launch (and that is something that must all be done by that time if you want the new car at the very first testing day), but all the rest could very well still be in development. They are basicilly only showing a model roughly how the car looks like, something that was penned down already months ago.
turbof1
 
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:36 am

turbof1 wrote:
JimClarkFan wrote:what benefit does a team have in launching early?

I can't believe how fast this year is rolling in, it will be barely two months since the end of F1 and testing will begin on Feb 5th.

The launch does not have to be the car that drives around during the testing days. The chassis will very likely be finished, crashtested and approved by the time of the launch (and that is something that must all be done by that time if you want the new car at the very first testing day), but all the rest could very well still be in development. They are basicilly only showing a model roughly how the car looks like, something that was penned down already months ago.


I reckon launching early will be good for sponsors too as they dont need to compete for media exposures with other cars.

Last year, Caterham was the first to do so and I think they got front page coverage on F1 racing.

I hope the new cars will look pretty though
CHT
 
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