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2013 F1 Winter Calendar & Launch Dates.


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#1 showtime

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 15:04

11/01 - Desafio Internacional das Estrelas 2013 - Santa Catarina (BRA)
12/01 - Desafio Internacional das Estrelas 2013 - Santa Catarina (BRA)
13/01 - Desafio Internacional das Estrelas 2013 - Santa Catarina (BRA)
15/01 - Wroom 2013 - Madonna di Campiglio (ITA)
17/01 - Wroom 2013 - Madonna di Campiglio (ITA)
18/01 - Wroom 2013 - Madonna di Campiglio (ITA)
23/01 - Pirelli 2013 Sport Program presentation - Milano
28/01 - 20:15 CET - Lotus E21 presentation - Youtube
31/01 - 11:30 CET - McLaren MP4-28 presentation - Youtube
01/02 - 10:30 CET - Scuderia Ferrari F664 presentation - Website
01/02 - 11:15 CET - Force India VJM06 presentation - Website
02/02 - 12:00 CET - Sauber C32 presentation - Youtube
03/02 - 14:00 CET - Red Bull Racing RB9 presentation - Youtube
04/02 - Mercedes AMG F1 W04 presentation - Circuito de Jerez

04/02 - 18:00 CET - Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8 presentation - Website
05/02 - Test Day 1 - Circuito de Jerez
05/02 - Caterham CT03 presentation - Circuito de Jerez
05/02 - Marussia MR02 presentation - Circuito de Jerez
05/02 - Sauber C32 first test day
05/02 - Mercedes AMG F1 W04 first test day
05/02 - Scuderia Ferrari F664 first test day
05/02 - Caterham CT03 first test day
05/02 - McLaren MP4-28 first test day
05/02 - Force India VJM06 first test day
05/02 - Red Bull Racing RB9 first test day
05/02 - Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8 first test day
05/02 - Lotus E21 first test day
05/02 - Marussia MR02 first test day
06/02 - Test Day 2 - Circuito de Jerez
07/02 - Test Day 3 - Circuito de Jerez
08/02 - Test Day 4 - Circuito de Jerez
19/02 - Test Day 5 - Circuit de Catalunya
19/02 - Williams FW35 presentation - Circuit de Catalunya
19/02 - Williams FW35 first test day
20/02 - Test Day 6 - Circuit de Catalunya
21/02 - Test Day 7 - Circuit de Catalunya
22/02 - Test Day 8 - Circuit de Catalunya
28/02 - Test Day 9 - Circuit de Catalunya
01/03 - Test Day 10 - Circuit de Catalunya
02/03 - Test Day 11 - Circuit de Catalunya
03/03 - Test Day 12 - Circuit de Catalunya


The idea is to have a thread where we can easily find the dates of the events, presentations, first test... of the preseason and discuss about it before the threads for each car / test are opened. I will update this OP with all the information we gather. Suggestions are welcome!

Edited by showtime, 04 February 2013 - 15:38.


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#2 showtime

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 14:40

Updated with McLaren presentation date

#3 showtime

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 16:40

Updated with Ferrari first test day

#4 Scorg

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:29

Is there an option to make this thread a sticky?

#5 noikeee

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:45

These dates seem a bit late, didn't the first launches usually come mid January? Then again the season ended so late I suppose it's only natural work is a little delayed.

I thought we were gonna have cars sooner. :(

#6 tifosiMac

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:53

These dates seem a bit late, didn't the first launches usually come mid January? Then again the season ended so late I suppose it's only natural work is a little delayed.

I thought we were gonna have cars sooner. :(

I'm sure one or two of the smaller teams will release their challengers before the end of the month possibly. Didn't Caterham release theirs as one of the first last season?

#7 scheivlak

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:57

I'm sure one or two of the smaller teams will release their challengers before the end of the month possibly. Didn't Caterham release theirs as one of the first last season?

I think Caterham was the first last year - that was on January 25.

#8 tifosiMac

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:08

I think Caterham was the first last year - that was on January 25.

Thanks, I wasn't sure if I was going mad or not :)

#9 Zava

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:13

These dates seem a bit late, didn't the first launches usually come mid January? Then again the season ended so late I suppose it's only natural work is a little delayed.

I thought we were gonna have cars sooner. :(

the days of ferrari and mclaren racing for being the first to launch their car are gone, maybe the new trend was set by red bull (and brawn?) in 2009, with instead of being the first to show off with the new car, working on the baseline as long as they can. I think red bull did it to the extent of being absent from the first test on purpose, and launched their car nearly a month later than ferrari and mclaren? since then, most cars are launched in the week preceding the first test.

#10 Topsu

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:19

Best time of the off-season.

#11 highdownforce

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 13:55

Well.. if Wroom is up there then ... http://forums.autosp...howtopic=179457

#12 CrossF1

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:59

Sauber will unveil C32 at their Hinwil base on 2 February

Edited by CrossF1, 03 January 2013 - 14:59.


#13 jrg19

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:01

http://www.thef1time...s/display/07132

RedBull could struggle to make first test?

#14 showtime

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:05

http://www.thef1time...s/display/07132

RedBull could struggle to make first test?


Another 2011...

#15 jrg19

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:12

Another 2011...


Hopefully not unless your a Vettel fan.

#16 BoozeBaron

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 20:37

http://www.thef1time...s/display/07132

RedBull could struggle to make first test?


TOTALLY OFF-TOPIC ... but ....

"The 54-year-old designer admits the pressure of developing the RB8 up until the final race of the season, to ensure they secured the drivers' title with Sebastian Vettel...."


My gawd ... he's 54!? :eek: He looks 64 to me... I'm only 7 years shy of him... and most think I'm in my late 30's... Wowzer! :eek:


#17 WonderboyF1

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 19:17

Just booked my flights and hotel for the first test at Barcelona, got an absloute bargain, anyone else going?

#18 jrg19

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 19:30

Seriously considering the last test, just need to try and get it off work.

#19 phil1993

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 19:34

I was looking at hotels; which ones are cheap/near to the circuit?

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#20 WonderboyF1

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 20:50

Im staying just of Las Ramblas in the city centre, its about a 40 min journey from there, public transport is meant to be good enough. Hotel was dirt cheap, basic as they come but no problem, Planning on making a holiday out of it, sample the local beer ;)

#21 BoozeBaron

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 21:33

Anyone have that timing link from last season - Not the Williams one - but think it was from some Russian site... showed all the cars on one screen - every day - was pretty sharp...

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:56

Im going on the 18th, for the 1st test day in Barcelona on the 19th - third year of doing so...

The train takes 30 minutes from either Barcelona Sants station, or the Passaig de Gracia, and there are two per hour. From Montmelo station then its about a 20 minute walk. The closer you stay to either station the better as you will be leaving at about 8am.

Edited by toledoashley, 05 January 2013 - 07:57.


#23 showtime

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 14:18

Updated with the RB9 presentation date.

#24 intelligentsia

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 14:45

28 January for Lotus

http://www.speedweek.de/Formel1/

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 16:36

Anyone have that timing link from last season - Not the Williams one - but think it was from some Russian site... showed all the cars on one screen - every day - was pretty sharp...

Seems to be gone. http://f1tests.co.cc

#26 Owen

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 16:59

28 January for Lotus

http://www.speedweek.de/Formel1/

First out of the box.

#27 Nonesuch

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:01

Thanks showtime for collecting the info and putting it in the easy to find first post. :up:

Edited by Nonesuch, 11 January 2013 - 17:02.


#28 Zava

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:03

28 January for Lotus

http://www.speedweek.de/Formel1/

where does it say that?
sorry, it's not me being rude, I just can't find it :D

#29 artista

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:11

where does it say that?
sorry, it's not me being rude, I just can't find it :D

Click where it says "Auch Red Bull nennt Präsentations-Termin". It's a short piece of news and there is no direct link. It says they got to know, the presentation will take place on January 28th in Enstone. :)

#30 Zava

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:19

Click where it says "Auch Red Bull nennt Präsentations-Termin". It's a short piece of news and there is no direct link. It says they got to know, the presentation will take place on January 28th in Enstone. :)

ah, thanks! :blush:
so soon...I wonder if they'll show us the real car or just a mockup, as they did with the E20.

#31 BoozeBaron

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 19:11

Seems to be gone. http://f1tests.co.cc

Thanks for that - and yeah, that was the site I was referring to (.cc) - but goes to an OpenDNS page now :( so seems they did not renew their domain? :( Any others?

#32 William Hunt

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 19:18

It's a pitty that they're only testing at 2 different tracks

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 19:25

Seriously considering the last test, just need to try and get it off work.


I'll be there for the Saturday and Sunday of the final test at Barcelona with my son - it'll make it three years on a row for us. I love the relaxed atmosphere, the chance to watch from all round the track, and the entry price! We're staying in a Eurostars hotel about a 10 minute drive from the track as we did in 2011 - too late to book the Montmelo hotel we stayed in last year.

It's going to be interesting this year - he's a 12 year old Lewis fan, whereas my loyalties lie with McLaren...

#34 showtime

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:06

Updated with Pirelli presentation.

#35 BullHead

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 17:53

Are we expecting anyones' car to look significantly different this year? Vanity panels notwithstanding. What about liveries?

#36 dau

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 19:36

Are we expecting anyones' car to look significantly different this year? Vanity panels notwithstanding. What about liveries?

Sauber, hopefully. Marussia, probably. All the others will likely have just minor changes.

#37 Owen

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:03

Are we expecting anyones' car to look significantly different this year? Vanity panels notwithstanding. What about liveries?

Lotus have been rumoured to have a new title sponsor. Whether that impacts on livery remains to be seen.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 14:37

Are we expecting anyones' car to look significantly different this year? Vanity panels notwithstanding. What about liveries?


Hopefully Toro Rosso will try something different, doubt it though.

#39 Zava

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:08

Jon Noble ‏@NobleF1
Ferrari confirm launch of new car will take place in Maranello on Feb 1

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:38

Launch 1st of February, confirmed by Domenicali.

Source: http://www.gazzetta....844770505.shtml

#41 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:38

Ferrari will unveil its 2013 Formula 1 challenger on February 1, team boss Stefano Domenicali confirmed on Wednesday.

#42 Zava

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:06

not only track debut, but launch as well:

Andrew Benson ‏@andrewbensonf1
Mercedes will launch their new car - @LewisHamilton's new car - on 4 Feb at Jerez, the day before testing starts

and:
Andrew Benson ‏@andrewbensonf1
Toro Rosso will also launch new car on 4 Feb - later in the day than Mercedes

Edited by Zava, 17 January 2013 - 10:11.


#43 showtime

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:00

Updated with the latest announcements.



#44 Zava

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:26

Williams F1
The Williams F1 Team will present its 2013 car, the Williams Renault FW35, on Tuesday 19 February at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona in Spain...

didn't know we'll have late teams this year as well.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:35

Williams F1
The Williams F1 Team will present its 2013 car, the Williams Renault FW35, on Tuesday 19 February at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona in Spain...

didn't know we'll have late teams this year as well.


But they will be doing some test runs at the first test session in the FW34 with the 2013 Livery as well as some developments.

#46 Zava

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:46

Adam Cooper ‏@adamcooperf1
#F1 Meanwhile Caterham confirms that its new car will be unveiled at Jerez on Feb 5th just before testing starts

#47 No brain no pain

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 23:52

I do have real photos of the 2013 Red Bull and Toro Rosso, looking good to me :)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 17:43

Lotus F1 Team @Lotus_F1Team
World exclusive! Be the 1st to see our 2013 #F1 car, the E21! Tune in on Mon 28.01.13 at 19:15 GMT for the live launch! pic.twitter.com/91nsE1IV

https://twitter.com/...136786056253440

Edited by Diderlo, 23 January 2013 - 17:44.


#49 Zoetrope

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 17:49

Thought McLaren gonna be first. Nice to hear it's only a few days left!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:49

Does anyone know at what time the Ferrari will be launched? And will it be live?