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2019 Launch Dates / News (Updated - Alfa Romeo Spy Pics)

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7 February - Haas
11 February - Toro Rosso / Williams
12 February - Renault
13 February - Racing Point (Force India) / Mercedes / Red Bull
14 February - McLaren
15 February - Ferrari
18 February - Sauber
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Pirelli has announced the compounds that will be used for the first 4 races of 2019.

Australia: C2 (Hard), C3 (Medium), C4 (Soft)
Bahrain: C1 (Hard), C2 (Medium), C3 (Soft)
China: C2 (Hard), C3 (Medium), C4 (Soft)
Azerbaijan: C2 (Hard), C3 (Medium), C4 (Soft)
https://www.crash.net/f1/news/911613/1/pirelli-confirms-tyres-compounds-first-four-f1-2019-races

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Interesting statement at the bottom of the graphic. I wonder why is that

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I thought Pirelli had announced that the colours were universal accross the board. 1 colour for the hard compound at the race weekend. 1 for the medium and 1 for the soft compound
So Australias hard medium and soft compounds are the same colour as Bahrains colours. Even though the compounds are 1 step up on compound at each of the races.

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Karun Chandhok moves from C4 to Sky Sports for 2019:
https://www.crash.net/f1/news/911652/1/chandhok-rejoins-sky-sports-f1-team-2019

He surely gives important inputs in his commentary & always talks sense.
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UnlikeUday wrote:Karun Chandhok moves from C4 to Sky Sports for 2019:
https://www.crash.net/f1/news/911652/1/chandhok-rejoins-sky-sports-f1-team-2019

He surely gives important inputs in his commentary & always talks sense.


At this rate they will have more pundits than commentators.

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owenmahamilton wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Karun Chandhok moves from C4 to Sky Sports for 2019:
https://www.crash.net/f1/news/911652/1/chandhok-rejoins-sky-sports-f1-team-2019

He surely gives important inputs in his commentary & always talks sense.


At this rate they will have more pundits than commentators.

If it means less of Johnny Herbert then that's fine by me.

Most likely I feel Chandhok will play more of a part time "guest" role, like Rosberg did this year. I hope not though because I like Chandhok as a pundit, he's very knowledgeable and I'd like to see him on there regularly.

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Ferrari is the 1st team to reveal its launch date - 15th February.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/ferrari-formula-one-launch-date-revealed/4312754/
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Racing Point (Force India) will be launching their 2019 challenger on 13th Feb:



https://formulaspy.com/formula-1/racing-point-to-launch-new-car-on-13th-february-58014
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Renault will be launching their car on 12th February at their Enstone factory:
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/renault-2019-car-launch-date/4315588/
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McLaren just put out a tweet saying they are unveiling their new car on February 14th.

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/10 ... 0815663104

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McLaren have given a tease of their car. With the image (or lack of it) it hints to an Orange livery again.

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Only 4 teams have given their launch dates:

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This image was posted on McLaren's FB page but was removed. Here's he leaked image which shows McLaren keeping the same livery but one of the 2 sponsors which McLaren has recently joined hands with is visible on the rear wing.

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Same pictured with added brightness:

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Looks like a horrible photoshop.

The letters extend above the wing!

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Siao7 wrote:Looks like a horrible photoshop.

The letters extend above the wing!


McLaren have confirmed its a bad photoshop, certainly not from them. Apparently it was doing the rounds on reddit this morning
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foolishyouth wrote:
Siao7 wrote:Looks like a horrible photoshop.

The letters extend above the wing!


McLaren have confirmed its a bad photoshop, certainly not from them. Apparently it was doing the rounds on reddit this morning

Yeah, absolutely horrible

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Sky F1 are broadcasting the afternoon of each day of the first pre season test followed by an hour long review show.

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433 ... -on-sky-f1

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Sauber have announced the launch date of their 2019 car.

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14111 ... aunch-date

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As per the link below, Force India's livery will not be completely Pink. With SportPesa becoming the title sponsor (not officially confirmed though), the livery will adorn Blue & Pink colours. An inside source for the team has confirmed the livery colours.
https://sponsorship.sportbusiness.com/news/exclusive-sportpesa-deal-done-as-racing-point-switches-to-pink-and-blue/?fbclid=IwAR1pGwMIqjRH2hljNewBax89KAGPsjAfy3hXj7LenN4I8TrqeIJySC68TjY

This was a livery design shared on the net. Am attaching here to get a reference for the mix of Blue & Pink livery.

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Toro Rosso will reveal their car the earliest - 11th February.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/toro-rosso-launch-date-str14/4328536/
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Renault did a small tease of how Ricciardo's number on the car would look. I wonder if Renault will have Golden colden incorporated in their livery this year?

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Toro Rosso have given a sneek peek into their car for the 2019 season.

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It appears from this tweet:

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 5028898816

That the 2019 Mercedes will be launched on the 13th of February.

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Mercedes will launch + running of their '19 contender W10 will take place on 13th February, which will coincide with the launch of Racing Point team.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mercedes-date-first-run-w10/4330680/
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Mclaren MCL34 first engine startup:

https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/21388

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Haas are revealing their 2019 livery this coming Thursday (but not the 2019 car)

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/haas ... y/4332356/

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Red Bull will reveal their 2019 car on Wednesday 13th of February:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/red- ... a/4332496/

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Mercedes are teasing a brand new livery for their 2019 car:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/merc ... h/4333217/

In my opinion it would be great if it was true but I'd be surprised, they will probably do what Red Bull have done in the past and have a great looking livery for testing only and then revert back to basically the same livery as they have had for a long time.

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owenmahamilton wrote:Mercedes are teasing a brand new livery for their 2019 car:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/merc ... h/4333217/

In my opinion it would be great if it was true but I'd be surprised, they will probably do what Red Bull have done in the past and have a great looking livery for testing only and then revert back to basically the same livery as they have had for a long time.


Agree. The silver they've had over the last 5 years will be synonymous with their success, surely they won't want to change that from a branding point of view.

Hard to judge without seeing the full car but not sure I like what they've teased. I think the Red Bull one in the article looked weird too.

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The Mercedes thing looks very much like a test livery from the tease IMO. Would be nice to see them mix it up a bit for the whole season though.

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Black_Flag_11 wrote:The Mercedes thing looks very much like a test livery from the tease IMO. Would be nice to see them mix it up a bit for the whole season though.


We atleast have 1 team will a complete livery change (Haas). Williams should have a major change due to Martini not being there. There have also been reports Racing Point will be a mix of Pink & Blue in equal proportions.
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Updated dates for the launches. 13th February looks like the most exciting (3 launches).

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UnlikeUday wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:The Mercedes thing looks very much like a test livery from the tease IMO. Would be nice to see them mix it up a bit for the whole season though.


We atleast have 1 team will a complete livery change (Haas). Williams should have a major change due to Martini not being there. There have also been reports Racing Point will be a mix of Pink & Blue in equal proportions.

Also wondering what Alfa has in store now they've ditched Sauber completely.
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Williams have finally woken up. Will reveal their car on 11th February.
https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/21453
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UnlikeUday wrote:Williams have finally woken up. Will reveal their car on 11th February.
https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/21453


Reading that report it appears they have signed a title sponsor to replace Martini, so in that respect they are doing better than McLaren :D

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Williams just posted a Pre-Promo on their Twitter feed and in one frame in particular you can see how different the car's general shape is, particularly the front end.
They've ditched their smooth sweeping line down from the cockpit to the nose for a more abrupt slant the likes of Ferrari and Sauber.

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owenmahamilton wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Williams have finally woken up. Will reveal their car on 11th February.
https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/21453


Reading that report it appears they have signed a title sponsor to replace Martini, so in that respect they are doing better than McLaren :D

That depends on how much money it is. Martini didn't give them anything like title sponsor money for all the exposure they got.
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F1 MERCENARY wrote:Williams just posted a Pre-Promo on their Twitter feed and in one frame in particular you can see how different the car's general shape is, particularly the front end.
They've ditched their smooth sweeping line down from the cockpit to the nose for a more abrupt slant the likes of Ferrari and Sauber.

I've taken a screen capture for you guys to see.

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From pretty good source I know that this is an old car (not sure which one exactly, might be even mix a front wing and chasis from different years) and on 11th they will only show new livery but it will be most probably on 2018 car. The new one will be revealed in Catalunya

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