Even more F1 car launches are coming up today from Valencia.
First up is the successor to last year’s championship-winning, car, the Red Bull RB7, which will appear at 7:30am GMT (8:30am local time in Spain).
Half an hour after that the Toro Rosso STR6 will make its maiden appearance. In a packed morning of launches, the Mercedes W02 will appear 20 minutes after that.
But that’s not all – today the Williams FW33 will run for the first time, although the team are not having a formal photo call because its livery hasn’t been finished yet.
Lastly, Lotus are going to be showing off their new T128 today as well.
On top of all that it’s also the first day of testing, so we’ll see the new Ferrari, Sauber and Mercedes running, and all the other teams will be in action too.
There will be a dedicated post for following testing live including all the information you need, and remember to keep an eye on all the news from Valencia using the Live F1 Twitter app.
Here’s today’s round-up:
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Video from yesterday’s launch. According to Prisoner Monkeys I was in shot at one point. I was perched up on the pit wall opposite the car.
“All the teams are here in Cheste, however not all of them have their new car ready. Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro was first to lift the veil on its latest creation, running the F150, which has already tasted track action with a few dozen kilometres at Fiorano, in a session aimed at acquiring film footage for promotional use.”
“Having previously met with Sir Frank Williams in London to discuss the Oxfordshire-based company?óÔéĽÔäós investment in the region, the Minister wanted to see first-hand how Williams F1 is working and sharing its world-class motorsport engineering expertise with a key partner in the Middle East.”
“The personal attacks on me have started again from Renault. Must be doing something right hahahaha. The good do always win.”
“It’s a big, big chance for me to be back here. The idea was to come back into Formula 1, now my mission is to get a race seat for 2012, so this year is very important in this way.”
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Comment of the day
Apparently it has no exhaust outlets to be seen at the rear of the car. Some reports suggest that the exhaust gases are directed towards the front of the car and blown over a sort of front diffuser.
Maybe this could be the innovative and aggressive design feature Renault kept referring to.
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On this day in F1
Mercedes and Toro Rosso are launching their new cars today – just as they did on this day last year.
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