F1 2018 Launch Dates

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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by McHonda » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:36 pm

FrukostScones wrote: ↑
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What about Force India?They were openly saying they were struggling with the weight of the halo so maybe they've now gone too light and not strong enough so are now struggling to find that middle ground?
all crashtests done said in interview by Otmar Szafnauer of FI on 28.01.

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as I read the motorsport.it article on Williams, they alledgedly changed the way of manufacturing the car (monocoque?)... so it might be related to that, ( beeing so late and only able to rcentrly pass the tests).. I think weightsaving is the driver there.
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by NathanOlder » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:00 pm

According to F1Today.com Force India launch is 25th Feb.
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by adrianjordan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:26 am

And Red Bull next Monday - 19th.

For some reason it won't let me edit the original post.... Will keep trying.
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by MtthsMlw » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm

AMuS says Haas (VF-18) launch is tomorrow on 14th Feb.
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by bauc » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 pm

MtthsMlw wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm
AMuS says Haas (VF-18) launch is tomorrow on 14th Feb.
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I hope so, it would be nice to see the first car tomorrow, 15th is too far away :mrgreen:
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by NathanOlder » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Nice! Well done Haas. Although is that going to be American daytime ? Meaning probably late afternoon early evening for the Europeans
I CANT WAIT ANY LONGER :evil:
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by adrianjordan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Since it won't let me edit the original post any more, here's the complete list based on the latest rumours and announcements etc:

Mercedes: 22nd February
Ferrari: 22nd February
Red Bull Racing: 19th February
McLaren: 23rd February
Renault: 20th February
Force India: 25th February
Williams: 15th February
Toro Rosso: 26th February
Haas: 14th February
Sauber: 20th February
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by NathanOlder » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:40 pm

Force India 25th apparently
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by Manoah2u » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:35 pm

So Renault and Alfa Romeo Sauber tomorrow.
thursday Mercedes and Ferrari, that should get really interesting.
friday Mclaren, also rather curious.
Then sunday (!) Force India,
and monday Toro Rosso @ the Barcelona testing day.
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by NathanOlder » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:47 pm

Yeah. BUT.... how boring is Wednesday going to be :cry:
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by adrianjordan » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:46 am

NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Yeah. BUT.... how boring is Wednesday going to be :cry:
I have a gig that day, so I'm good 😜
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by SectorOne » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:45 am

adrianjordan wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Since it won't let me edit the original post any more, here's the complete list based on the latest rumours and announcements etc:

Mercedes: 22nd February
Ferrari: 22nd February
Red Bull Racing: 19th February
McLaren: 23rd February
Renault: 20th February
Force India: 25th February
Williams: 15th February
Toro Rosso: 26th February
Haas: 14th February
Sauber: 20th February
14th February HAAS
15th February Williams
19th February Red Bull Racing
20th February Sauber
20th February Renault
22nd February Mercedes
22nd February Ferrari
23rd February Mclaren


26th February Force India
26th February Toro Rosso

Just for my own sanity.
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by Ennis » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:21 am

SectorOne wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:45 am
adrianjordan wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Since it won't let me edit the original post any more, here's the complete list based on the latest rumours and announcements etc:

Mercedes: 22nd February
Ferrari: 22nd February
Red Bull Racing: 19th February
McLaren: 23rd February
Renault: 20th February
Force India: 25th February
Williams: 15th February
Toro Rosso: 26th February
Haas: 14th February
Sauber: 20th February
14th February HAAS
15th February Williams
19th February Red Bull Racing


20th February Renault
20th February Sauber
22nd February Mercedes
22nd February Ferrari
23rd February Mclaren
25th February Force India
26th February Toro Rosso

Just for my own sanity.


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Separately, is there a logic to when the teams want to unveil their cars? I understand going first and last for effect, but don't really understand the thinking beyond that. Given how thought out, possibly overthought, everything is - I suspect there's a rationale to all of this... even getting the car built doesn't make 100% sense, since Williams just unveil a fantastic photoshop of a car every year.

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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by Manoah2u » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:25 am

was there actually car unveils 'in the old' days?

i know it's been around for some time, but i can't remember that in the days of mansell, senna, etc. there was anything but some photoshoot sessions, the drivers standing next to the car, usually on the actual test track. sometimes with the responsible crew for it alongside it. not neccesarily an unveil day in the modern sense of the word.

wasn't it more or less what was seen on the test track, and finally in melbourne?
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Re: F1 2018 Launch Dates

Post by Holm86 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:42 am

Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:25 am
was there actually car unveils 'in the old' days?

i know it's been around for some time, but i can't remember that in the days of mansell, senna, etc. there was anything but some photoshoot sessions, the drivers standing next to the car, usually on the actual test track. sometimes with the responsible crew for it alongside it. not neccesarily an unveil day in the modern sense of the word.

wasn't it more or less what was seen on the test track, and finally in melbourne?

Back then F1 wasn't big business as it is today, everything is about money, launches create hype and PR.