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#1 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 07:59

Ferrari lead the way with launching their car so far!

https://www.motorspo...t-2021/4929456/

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#2 Beri

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 10:46

No hard date set so it seems. Testing is at the beginning of March, so 2.5 months remaining.

#3 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 12:57

https://www.motorspo...h-date/4935703/

#4 BRG

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 16:26

Not a lot of point to launching the 2020 car again, is there?



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Posted 04 January 2021 - 18:01

Not a lot of point to launching the 2020 car again, is there?

For teams perspective yes there is. The sponsors will be really happy to see their logos posted all over social media and publications.



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Posted 04 January 2021 - 18:24

Not a lot of point to launching the 2020 car again, is there?

 

It's interesting that the Aston Martin articles says, "The team has confirmed that it will officially unveil its new car and livery for 2021 next month, but is yet to announce an exact date for the launch" [bolding mine].

 

So I'm curious as to what exactly the Aston Martin is going to be.



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Posted 04 January 2021 - 19:11

It's interesting that the Aston Martin articles says, "The team has confirmed that it will officially unveil its new car and livery for 2021 next month, but is yet to announce an exact date for the launch" [bolding mine].

 

So I'm curious as to what exactly the Aston Martin is going to be.

 

It depends on whether they are being classed as a whole new team, if so then I guess they can do whatever they want, if it's just a renaming of the Racing Point team which is what I expect it to be then it will be the 2020 Racing Point painted in the new Aston Martin livery with the changes to the chassis that are allowed under the 2021 regulations.


Edited by owenmahamilton, 04 January 2021 - 19:12.


#8 BRG

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 22:14

 

So I'm curious as to what exactly the Aston Martin is going to be.

It's going to be the green pink Mercedes.



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Posted 04 January 2021 - 23:07

It's interesting that the Aston Martin articles says, "The team has confirmed that it will officially unveil its new car and livery for 2021 next month, but is yet to announce an exact date for the launch" [bolding mine].

 

So I'm curious as to what exactly the Aston Martin is going to be.

 

 

If the name changes, it's a "new car". Has been this way for decades. Not really much of a mystery.


Edited by ARTGP, 04 January 2021 - 23:08.


#10 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 08:54

Alpine have released renders of the new livery

https://www.motors-a...ce=f1-addict-en

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:00

If the name changes, it's a "new car". Has been this way for decades. Not really much of a mystery.


This is hardly happened in F1. I certainly can’t think of many examples where the same car has been used by different constructors (even in the same team) and they changed the name. Even Ferrari still called their ex-Lancia D50s D50s. When Ligier became Prost the JS45 had already been launched and they kept the name.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:11

Alpine have released renders of the new livery

https://www.motors-a...ce=f1-addict-en

 

No they haven't. It's just an interim press launch livery.

 

“I’m very proud to show you for the first time an F1 car for this season,” said Rossi. “Stay tuned, we’ll unveil the livery of the newly-minted A521 next month.”



#13 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:55

https://www.motorspo...enault/5015909/

You're right I read a translated page

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:16

This is hardly happened in F1. I certainly can’t think of many examples where the same car has been used by different constructors (even in the same team) and they changed the name. Even Ferrari still called their ex-Lancia D50s D50s. When Ligier became Prost the JS45 had already been launched and they kept the name.

With a healthy dose of footnotes and asterisks and without delving into controversial copies like the first Arrows, you could make a case for the first Wolf-Williams being a renamed Hesketh, Super Aguri using the old Arrows (and in later years the old Honda) and the early Toro Rosso cars using the previous year's Red Bull. So it has happened a few times. But in general I would agree with you, it's more common to keep the name than not. Racing Point is a recent example as well, although that was of course mid-season.


Edited by Aaaarrgghh, 14 January 2021 - 10:16.


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:29

With a healthy dose of footnotes and asterisks and without delving into controversial copies like the first Arrows, you could make a case for the first Wolf-Williams being a renamed Hesketh, Super Aguri using the old Arrows (and in later years the old Honda) and the early Toro Rosso cars using the previous year's Red Bull. So it has happened a few times. But in general I would agree with you, it's more common to keep the name than not. Racing Point is a recent example as well, although that was of course mid-season.


Did BAR not then use the Super Aguri/Arrows to get ideas for their own car too?

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:38

This is hardly happened in F1. I certainly can’t think of many examples where the same car has been used by different constructors (even in the same team) and they changed the name. Even Ferrari still called their ex-Lancia D50s D50s. When Ligier became Prost the JS45 had already been launched and they kept the name.

Ehm.. no. Sorry for granddad to bust in. The Fittipaldi-team bought the Wolf-team at the end of 1979, and the Wolf WR7/8/9 became the Fittipaldi F7 in 1980. Not a bad car by any means, Rosberg finished 3rd in the first GP of 1980.  Then there was also Osella who used an Alfa Romeo-chassis for their 1984 car (I believe).

 

There are many, many instances of cars being renamed in F1. This was just out of the top of my head. The Dutch magazine RTL GP even has a regular page about it, called Inglorious Bastards.

 

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A quicks search already yielded these results:

 

Apollon-Cosworth 


Was Williams FW03

 

Merzario A4

 

Was Kauhsen

 

 

Pacific PR 01


Was Reynard


Edited by Nemo1965, 14 January 2021 - 11:22.


#17 PayasYouRace

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:58

That’s actually a surprisingly long list.

#18 Nemo1965

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 12:02

That’s actually a surprisingly long list.

 

I am sure there are many more, these are just the ones I could quickly find in the Facebook-page of above said magazine. If I have time, I will post some more.



#19 Beri

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 13:14

I am sure there are many more, these are just the ones I could quickly find in the Facebook-page of above said magazine. If I have time, I will post some more.

 

Interesting. Will need to scour through some volumes of said magazine to find some more examples you've mentioned. In the process I will be likely to stumble upon some articles by our Henri as well.

 

Thanks for this info, will have something usefull to do this weekend   ;)