2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)

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Tyre compounds nominated for all of the races this year by Pirelli:

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Alpha Tauri aim to be the best of the midrange pack with their new car the AT02

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Red Bull have finally revealed the launch date for their car!

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/78370/br ... eiled.html
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Tyre compounds nominated for all of the races this year by Pirelli:

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Is there any word on whether teams will get choice of how many of each compound they will take or is it the same as last year where everyone gets the same?

Editing to add: The Race are reporting everyone gets the same like last year.

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Aston Martin keep teasing with close ups of their upcoming merchandise wear. If the same color combination is going to be on their '21 car, I reckon Aston Martin's car will be the most pretty to see!

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We all knew Perez had a good amount of sponsors all this these years, which was a plus. A few more have joined the bandwagon. A sponsor (Red Cola) is leaving though.

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Sponsors coming & going from Red Bull:

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Checo completed 2 days of running. Never seen him so happy & confident as he said he already got accustomed to the handling of the car & all of the procedures relating to the car & Honda engine output. Real excited to see his progress.Today, he will drive the RB16B as well.

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BWT remains with Aston Martin (wasn't expecting this)! Don't know if the Pink coloration will be visible anywhere on the AM livery or not.
https://www.astonmartinf1.com/en-GB/art ... s-with-bwt

Update from the AM website:
'While the look and feel of the new team, to be launched on Wednesday 3rd March, will be very different, featuring an all-new base colour, today’s news ensures that subtle BWT brand accents, as well as BWT brand logos, will remain a feature of the all-new Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team livery.'
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Haas will reveal their livery on 4th March:
https://www.motorsportweek.com/2021/02/ ... 21-livery/
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Checo after getting to drive the older spec RB car & the latest one, had these words as feedback to say:

“One of the things that caught my attention in the simulator and then the car is the level of grip at the front end.

I can immediately understand why not all drivers can optimise this car. It is not easy to extract the best from it, but if you do find that window, which is difficult to find, you can be quite fast.

“It’s a car that requires quite a peculiar driving style. Very specific. But it is a super car.”

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Mercedes have teased with a livery of their '21 car. No doubt, it's incomplete....

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Alpine have a new reserve driver, Kvyat.

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Justfeel the Aston Martin car will be the best looking car on the grid! Real excited for the car launch.
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Justfeel the Aston Martin car will be the best looking car on the grid! Real excited for the car launch.
I'm hoping this too, but can't help but feel we'll be let down, especially now they've stuck with BWT (how are they going to fit the pink into it??)
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UnlikeUday wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:23 am
Justfeel the Aston Martin car will be the best looking car on the grid! Real excited for the car launch.
I'm hoping this too, but can't help but feel we'll be let down, especially now they've stuck with BWT (how are they going to fit the pink into it??)
In 1 of their teasers, they are hints though. The roll loop is flouro green!

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Atleast Aston Martin's merchandise is looking good. Heard it was already sold out & all their stuff was out of stock. A fan already got hers.

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AM has the potential to be the best livery but, ever the pessimist, I just have this feeling it's going to be a let down and the fan mock ups we get over the next few weeks will look way better. Hope I'm wrong though.

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This is presumably a leaked pic of the AM car:

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Just watched the live stream - good to have Jaguar back!
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Aston Martin Vantage as the safety car for 2021 season. DBX is the new medical car.

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It seems pretty obvious the change to include pink on the AM livery was last minute following the BWT deal. All of the team gear and the safety car have the usual neon green highlights, as was likely planned on the F1 car initially.

Shame as I think it would look a lot better, and I find it surprising that AM would give up a key part of its branding/image too.

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