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F1 2012 Car Launch Dates Announced

by on January 17, 2012

F1 2012 Car Launch Dates Announced


So far, this is what we know:

McLaren will be first to Launch on February 1. Their challenger named the MP4-27 is somewhat of a mystery, thus far the Woking based team has been very hush hush.  The unveiling will be at the Teams Woking based HQ

 Scuderia Ferrari follows with a launch date of February 3rd.  The Italian outfit has yet to name its car (coded the 663).  What we know thus far is that the car may have a reactive type suspension and pull-rod configuration.  Stefano Domenicali and Luca Di Montezemolo have both said the car is rather ugly, but they hope it to be quick.  I wonder how many names this car will go through…last season, the scarlet red racer changed names quite a few times when pressured by automotive giant Ford, for being too similar to its pick-up truck the F150.  (I can see how someone might have mistaken the two)

 Also Launching on the 3rd is Force India.  This launch date was just announced today to take place at Silverstone at 0900h.

 Red Bull Racing is set to launch their RB8 on February 5th.  Tight lipped on any and all of Newey’s trickery.  Rivals fear this car without having the slightest idea of what it will look like or what hidden gems lay beneath its carbon fibre cloak. The launch is said to be covered online at

 Sauber will launch on February 6th.  The C31 passed the FIA crash test recently and will be present on the first day of tests in Spain the following day.

 Mercedes AMG is said to be ready to launch their W03 2012 challenger just after the first pre-season test.


Ernie Black

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