Ferrari and Honda teams announced their 2008 Formula 1 car launch date today. This is an opportunity to sum up the available 2008 F1 new car launch date information from all the teams.
January 6, 2008 – Fiorano, Italy
January 7, 2008 – Stuttgart, Germany
That is change of mind, McLaren’s original plans were different:
“There are currently no plans for a launch presentation but the team will provide the media with photographs and further details about the car when it runs.
The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 is scheduled to commence its on-track testing programme at an exclusive test at the Jerez circuit in Spain during the second week of January 2008.”
January 10, 2008 – Cologne, Germany
January 14, 2008 – Munich, Germany
January 16, 2008 – Jerez, Spain
January 29, 2008 – Brackley, UK
January 31, 2008 – Paris, France
February 2, 2008 – Grove, UK Williams decided not to hold official launch
Toro Rosso will begin the 2008 season with the year-old ‘STR2′ single seater. The team’s principal Franz Tost revealed that the old car, practically identical to parent team Red Bull Racing’s RB3, will be used by Toro Rosso for at least “the first four races” of 2008.
February 19, 2008 – Barcelona, Spain