After Ferrari had announced the launch date of its 2024 F1 car, Williams and Sauber have also confirmed the day on which they will launch their respective 2024 Formula 1 campaigns.
Bahrain will host the opening round of the 2024 F1 season on March 2, just a week after the sole pre-season test that will take place in Manama at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 21-23.
With the 2024 F1 season quickly approaching, teams have started to announce the day on which they will show off their 2024 F1 cars. Ferrari became the first team to reveal the launch date of its 2024 F1 machine, confirming that the new car will break covers on February 13, just over two weeks before the start of the new season.
Williams and Sauber have now also revealed the important date, with both the British and the Swiss outfit confirming that they will launch their 2024 F1 Challengers on February 5, 2024.
The Grove-based outfit did not reveal any details about their launch plans as they look to build on a seventh-place finish in the constructors’ championship this season. Following difficult seasons, Williams collected a total of 27 points of which Alexander Albon scored 26 units while rookie driver Logan Sargeant finished in the points once at the United States Grand Prix.
Sauber will launch their 2024 challenger - the C44 - in London on Monday 5th February. The team is set to go through important changes next year as previous title sponsor Alfa Romeo has left the outfit, and it will ramp up its transition to become Audi's works team in 2026.
The Hinwil-based team will compete with an unchanged driver line-up as Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu will race for the team for the third consecutive time in 2024. The Finn driver collected a total of ten points this year while the sport's first Chinese driver scored six points in total.
The team ended the season ninth in the Constructors' Championship, six points ahead of Haas which also uses Ferrari's power units.
2024 Season Launch: LOCKED IN 👀🔒 pic.twitter.com/MWJwcwRIZ2— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) December 22, 2023