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#1 stonebutter

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:12

I know the teams were planning a common launch this year but the plans were scrapped. Don't we usually have the dates that the teams will unveil their challengers by now? I haven't seen anything from any team. Any ideas?

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#2 Owen

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:33

McLaren is 25th Jan (probably at MTC), according to someone on this site. But definitely not confirmed.

#3 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:39

I haven't seen anything from any team.

Well, what makes you think we know about it?

#4 stonebutter

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 13:16

because it seems like everybody on this site has a "source" Just weird that january is a month when most launches take place and we still don't have dates from anybody.

Edited by stonebutter, 05 January 2010 - 13:17.


#5 Owen

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 13:18

because it seems like everybody on this site has a "source" Just weird that january is a month when most launches take place and we still don't have dates from anybody.

That McLaren date was from a 'source'. Make of it what you will.

#6 lustigson

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 15:28

F1Fanatic.co.uk says Mercedes will launch their car on 1 February in Valencia, at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, prior to the official F1 test there.

#7 ApexTomi

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 18:05

hmmm, I've been wondering why teams aren't telling us when they're going to unveil their cars... december used to be the month when (some) teams started to confirm launch dates. Last year Ferrari unveiled their car in january 12th and confirmed the launch date week before that... Well expect to see the new cars on the grid in Bahrain if not before that. :drunk:

#8 De Jokke

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 21:59

F1Fanatic.co.uk says Mercedes will launch their car on 1 February in Valencia, at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, prior to the official F1 test there.


I've read somewhere that mcl is also planning to launch their car in valencia. So I assume the date will also be the 1ste of february then?
Let's wait and see.

#9 siberianlady

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 22:05

All I know is that Ferrari will be doing their usual presenting drivers etc at the Marlboro-Ferrari-Ducati event in Madonna di Campiglio next week------dunno if they will present the car there as well- would fit with the date given from last year though........

#10 WDC

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:56

Sauber launch 31/1/10

#11 lustigson

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:08

So, we have:
McLaren	  25 Jan (?)
Mercedes	 1 Feb
Red Bull	 (?)
Ferrari	  (?)
Williams	 (?)
Renault	  (?)
Force India  (?)
Toro Rosso   (?)
Lotus		(?)
Campos	   (?)
Virgin	   (?)
US F1		25 Jan (?)
Sauber	   31 Jan
I got the US F1 date from rumours about Pechito López being confirmed on that date.

Edited by lustigson, 06 January 2010 - 11:09.


#12 RedBaron

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:09

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#13 Hippo

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:31

Webber is quite good you say and I agree. Problem is, that if Webber is quite good and Vettel didn't steamroller him, it must mean that Vettel absolutely not can be placed in the first tier.

At motorsport-total there are some people stating, that Mercedes was preparing some kind of party for end of January. They assumed, that it was about presenting car and drivers. Don't know how credible it is.

#14 pikamoku

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:43

F1Fanatic.co.uk says Mercedes will launch their car on 1 February in Valencia, at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, prior to the official F1 test there.


an early presentation, though :eek:

that's the first day of testing so they probably will have some ten minutes photo session at 8 a.m. with MS on every pic and somewhere, far behind, mr brawn, mr haug and mr nico rosberg. In this order.


at the same time, on the garage, everybody will be working in the real car. The one of MS, of course.

OT, does the "one test car per day" rule still alive? Or could both drivers be working at the same time?

Edited by pikamoku, 06 January 2010 - 11:46.


#15 Xaus

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:49

I'm willing to bet that most teams are going to launch at Valencia 1 to 3 days before the first test tession.

#16 Timstr11

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:51

If Bild is to be believed, the Mercedes presentation will be in Stuttgart (Mercedes Museum) on 25th January.
Car to be named "Mercedes GP Petronas RB 1".
http://www.motorspor...t_10010604.html

Edited by Timstr11, 06 January 2010 - 11:51.


#17 Owen

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 13:36

Sauber launch 31/1/10

Sauber are the first of the 13 Formula One teams to announce the unveiling of their car ahead of the new season.

Team principal Peter Sauber and director Willy Rampf are to take the wraps off their challenger at the Valencia circuit on January 31 ahead of the first test session that runs from February 1-3.

The team claim both drivers will also be on hand, although as yet Sauber have only confirmed Kamui Kobayashi, with a number of names in the frame for the second seat.

http://www.planet-f1...5835594,00.html

#18 ApexTomi

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 13:51

If Bild is to be believed, the Mercedes presentation will be in Stuttgart (Mercedes Museum) on 25th January.
Car to be named "Mercedes GP Petronas RB 1".
http://www.motorspor...t_10010604.html


RB 1, huh? Too much Red Bull in that name... :down: something else, please!

#19 Owen

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 13:54

RB 1, huh? Too much Red Bull in that name... :down: something else, please!

They could have reflected the racing heritage of Mercedes with their name. Instead we have a name that's nearly identical to Red Bull... doh! :down:

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#20 Jambo

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 15:43

If I remember correctly Williams will be launching the FW32 on 31st January.

#21 beute

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 16:04

RB 1, huh? Too much Red Bull in that name... :down: something else, please!


I agree, ross brawn should rename himself.

#22 BullHead

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 00:51

I agree. the RB6 will be sooo much better :)

#23 ezequiel

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 14:11

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Wahahaha... I'm sure that if there was no clue about their launch date everybody will be like "you see? no launch date either! they are not going to make it..."

#24 Andrew Hope

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 14:16

Chassis names suck anyway. If I had my own team the first year would be Panther, then Tiger, then Jaguar, etc. Once we got past Ocelot, Lynx and the Great Spectacled Turkish Mountain Cat, then I'd consider some boring initials and numbers.

#25 saudoso

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 14:19

Wahahaha... I'm sure that if there was no clue about their launch date everybody will be like "you see? no launch date either! they are not going to make it..."

Read that date again...

#26 hunnylander

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 14:22

I agree, ross brawn should rename himself.

To call a Silberpfeil Ross Brawn? :lol:

#27 highdownforce

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 14:49

Chassis names suck anyway. If I had my own team the first year would be Panther, then Tiger, then Jaguar, etc. Once we got past Ocelot, Lynx and the Great Spectacled Turkish Mountain Cat, then I'd consider some boring initials and numbers.

Too much Mac OS X in your life.

#28 Nuvol

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 15:03

Pro tip to mods => copy the launch schedule to first post so people dont have to scroll down every time they want to see the launch dates.

Edited by Nuvol, 07 January 2010 - 15:03.


#29 Andrew Hope

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 15:13

Too much Mac OS X in your life.


I don't even know what that is, I just like cats.

#30 highdownforce

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 15:18

I don't even know what that is, I just like cats.

It's the current generation of operational systems from Apple's computers.
10.0	Cheetah
10.1	Puma
10.2	Jaguar
10.3	Panther
10.4	Tiger
10.5	Leopard
10.6	Snow Leopard


#31 TheF1PERSON

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 15:23

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:rotfl:

Well, you never know. If they are ready by then, who knows how much they will be fined.

#32 Andrew Hope

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 15:26

Thanks for filling me in, I'm still running XP on a microwave here.

#33 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 15:42

They could have reflected the racing heritage of Mercedes with their name. Instead we have a name that's nearly identical to Red Bull... doh! :down:


I would be very surprised to see the initials of the former owner included in the name of new Mercedes-Benz GP car.





#34 mclarensmps

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 22:15

Mercedes should have kept the car codename BGP.

I understand why they haven't but they could have ridden off the success of the BGP001 years from now, if they kept with the BGP model numbers.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:23

Launchdates cars 2010:

McLaren 25 Jan (?) / 1 febr (?)
Mercedes 1 Feb
Red Bull (?)
Ferrari (?)
Williams (?)
Renault (?)
Force India (?)
Toro Rosso (?)
Lotus 17 februari (start testing?), 5 februari (lauch?) => http://www.planet-f1...5840707,00.html
Campos (?)
Virgin (?)
US F1 25 Jan (?)
Sauber 31 Jan

Edited by De Jokke, 08 January 2010 - 03:26.


#36 highdownforce

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 14:38

Updates!

McLaren 29 Jan
Mercedes 25 Jan
Red Bull (?)
Ferrari 28 Jan
Williams 1 Fev (to be confirmed)
Renault 31 Jan
Force India (?)
Toro Rosso (?)
Lotus (?)
Campos (?)
Virgin 3 Fev (to be confirmed)
US F1 (?)
Sauber 31 Jan

More info?

Edited by highdownforce, 14 January 2010 - 15:40.


#37 bonneville

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 15:45

http://www.f1fanatic...n-january-31st/


Which gives us the following:

MON		TUE		WED	   THU		FRI	   SAT	  SUN

25 Jan	 26 Jan	 27 Jan	28 Jan	 29 Jan	30 Jan   31 Jan		   
Mercedes						Ferrari	McLaren			Sauber
															  Renault

01 Feb	 02 Feb	 03 Feb	04 Feb	 05 Feb	06 Feb   07 Feb
Williams			  Virgin

With Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India, Lotus, Campos and US F1 to be announced.

#38 highdownforce

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 16:06

McLaren 29 Jan
Mercedes 25 Jan
Red Bull (?)
Ferrari 28 Jan
Williams 1 Fev (to be confirmed)
Renault 31 Jan
Force India (?)
Toro Rosso (?)
Lotus 12 Fev
Campos (?)
Virgin 3 Fev (to be confirmed)
US F1 (?)
Sauber 31 Jan


#39 rodlamas

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 16:07

Lotus, 12.02
STR, 01.02

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#40 highdownforce

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 16:09

Lotus, 12.02
STR, 01.02

Will Toro Rosso join the first test?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 22:10

McLaren	  29 Jan
Mercedes	 25 Jan
Red Bull	 TBA
Ferrari	  28 Jan
Williams	 1 Feb
Renault	  31 Jan
Force India  TBA
Toro Rosso   4 Feb
Lotus		12 Feb
Campos	   TBA
Virgin	   3 Feb
US F1		25 Jan?
Sauber	   31 Jan

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 14 January 2010 - 22:11.


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 22:18

US F1		25 Jan?


Ha! That would be a surprise... One of the first out?

#43 JarnoA

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 22:21

Ha! That would be a surprise... One of the first out?


That certainly would be a surprise. In fact, it would be more of a surprise than me finding out that I will drive in F1 this season.


#44 highdownforce

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 16:22

Mercedes 25 Jan (livery) / 1 Fev (new car)
Ferrari 28 Jan
McLaren 29 Jan
Sauber 31 Jan
Renault 31 Jan
Williams 1 Fev
Virgin 3 Fev (to be confirmed)
Red Bull 10 Fev (to be confirmed)
Force India 10 Fev (to be confirmed)
Lotus 12 Fev
Toro Rosso (?)
Campos (?)
US F1 (?)

Edited by highdownforce, 15 January 2010 - 17:28.


#45 De Jokke

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 17:29

Mercedes 25 Jan
Ferrari 28 Jan
McLaren 29 Jan
Sauber 31 Jan
Renault 31 Jan
Williams 1 Fev
Virgin 3 Fev (to be confirmed)
Red Bull 10 Fev (to be confirmed)
Force India 10 Fev (to be confirmed)
Lotus 12 Fev
Toro Rosso (?)
Campos (?)
US F1 (?)


merc confirmed its launch: http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/80913

#46 highdownforce

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 17:31

Only of the new livery.
The new car itself will hit the tracks at February 1st.

Be denied the new Mercedes car in which Schumacher, Rosberg and the 19 Grands Prix comprehensive formula-1-season 2010, will test only at the start in Valencia the public will be shown. For the presentation of the race teams, it could, however, "no better place than the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart-enter," reads part of the team.

[ Motorsport Total (Google translation) ]

Edited by highdownforce, 15 January 2010 - 17:34.


#47 De Jokke

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 17:33

Only of the new livery.
The new car itself will hit the tracks at February 1st.


Mclaren and ferrari wil also run for the first time the 1st Feb.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 17:35

Only of the new livery.
The new car itself will hit the tracks at February 1st.

Be denied the new Mercedes car in which Schumacher, Rosberg and the 19 Grands Prix comprehensive formula-1-season 2010, will test only at the start in Valencia the public will be shown. For the presentation of the race teams, it could, however, "no better place than the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart-enter," reads part of the team.
[ Motorsport Total (Google translation) ]


ah okay, strange so no car the 25th, that put ferrari first.

Edited by De Jokke, 15 January 2010 - 17:35.


#49 highdownforce

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 17:35

ah okay, strange so no car the 25th, that put ferrari first.

Yes, that's it.

Mclaren and ferrari wil also run for the first time the 1st Feb.

I should had said "will be revealed", sorry.

Edit: (ITV on Toro Rosso)

Mercedes 25 Jan (livery) / 1 Fev (new car)
Ferrari 28 Jan
McLaren 29 Jan
Sauber 31 Jan
Renault 31 Jan
Williams 1 Fev
Toro Rosso 1 Fev (to be confirmed)
Virgin 3 Fev (to be confirmed)
Red Bull 10 Fev (to be confirmed)
Force India 10 Fev (to be confirmed)
Lotus 12 Fev
Campos (?)
US F1 (?)

Edited by highdownforce, 15 January 2010 - 17:47.