2008 Formula 1 Car Launches

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.

Ferrari
January 6, 2008 – Fiorano, Italy

McLaren
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.”

Toyota
January 10, 2008 – Cologne, Germany

BMW
January 14, 2008 – Munich, Germany

Red Bull
January 16, 2008 – Jerez, Spain

Honda
January 29, 2008 – Brackley, UK

Renault
January 31, 2008 – Paris, France

Williams
February 2, 2008 – Grove, UK Williams decided not to hold official launch

Toro Rosso
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.

Super Aguri
February 19, 2008 – Barcelona, Spain

Force India
TBA

6 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AndreasNo Gravatar says:

    In the boring winter break the car launches always are something to look forward to. I hope we get to see some nice liveries this year.

    I’m betting the Toyota livery will be new and spectacular. ;)

  2. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    yes, definitelly the Toyota livery is every year the one worth waiting for :-)

  3. AndreasNo Gravatar says:

    Honda will probably not have the weight of the entire world as ballast on the new car. Perhaps they hand that on to Super Aguri. :D

  4. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    poor Aguri … they will either be left with no car if the arbitration ends in outright customer car ban, or with 2007 Honda :-)

    It will be interesting to see with what kind of livery will Honda come with. Their last “normal’ livery was their first Honda only one but still very much in BAR style. I hope they choose something other than red/white color scheme … more than enough of those now …

  5. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    I’m surprised to see Renault coming out in late January, and Ferrari first. I thought Renault spent most of last year working on their 2008 car. I do not think that bodes well for Renault and Alonzo.

    Ferrari runs such a secretive op, coming out early must signal a lot of confidence.

  6. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    you are right, Ferrari soming out so early is a bit surprising, considering they had to keep working on their 2007 car till the season end unlike Renault for example …

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