The 2009 F1 car launches – preview

Ferrari will be the first to launch 2009 car

Ferrari will be the first to launch 2009 car

The 2009 launch season is around the corner. After having chance to sample what 2009 Formula 1 may look like during earlier winter tests we will soon have the chance to see the real things. Most of the teams will introduce their radically redesigned 2009 cars during next 2 weeks. The launch season will kick off on Monday January 12 with Ferrari unveiling their car. Here is the overview of all the 2009 Formula 1 car launches:


January 12, 2009 – Ferrari
January 15, 2009 – Toyota
January 16, 2009 – McLaren
January 19, 2009 – Renault
January 19, 2009 – Williams
January 20, 2009 – BMW Sauber
February 9, 2009 – Red Bull

Toro Rosso and Force India are yet to confirm their official launch dates, at the moment they expect to run their new cars for the first time sometime in March. We can however expect the Toro Rosso car to be an almost identical clone of RB5 …

There are also question marks about the team formerly known as Honda. Ross Brawn is optimistic about the teams chances to be on the grid in Melbourne and confirmed that he is in talks with Ferrari about engine supply. He however does not expect to see their car on the track during the winter testing season. Ross Brawn to Gazzetta dello Sport:

“There’s no hurry because modifying the car to install a different engine requires at least six weeks of work anyway. It’s unlikely we’ll manage to be on track during the winter. That’s why we are studying a package of evolutions for 2010, when we aim to step up the ladder. Next year will remain for us a transitional one.”

It is possible that we will only see the Whatever F1 Team car only just before Australian GP (if we get to see it).

11 Comments Post a Comment
  1. I can’t wait to see what the new Ferrari looks like
    Although i think the tall rear wings are going to take some getting used to.
    I wonder if the car designs have changed much since the recent tests in Barcelona & Jerez when BMW Sauber were the 1st team to try the new rearwing

  2. Ah .. yes i forgot about them
    Sorry for the mistake Wolf

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      well but it took the BMW’s huge front wing and tiny high rear wing combo to realize how weird the 2009 cars are going to look :-)

  3. I think with the big front wings on the 2009 cars, there will be many crashes in the first few races
    As they all go into the 1st corner, they will end up knocking each others front wings off because they will be so wide

  4. nieuweNo Gravatar says:

    I’d have to agree with that comment, lots of front wing damage to be had…. Especially with some of the more agressive drivers out there.

  5. [...] We haven’t seen any 2009 cars yet but Ferrari, Toyota and McLaren will all roll out their 2009 challenger within next 10 days. Renault, Williams and BMW Sauber will follow shortly after (see the schedule). [...]

  6. Dump trucksNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Ferrari was battling with sponsorship issues and now that it has finally got one, I think things will get going for the reds and should be well in place before time.

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      Ferrari might have lost Vodafone to McLaren few years back but other than that I am not aware of any sponsorship problems for Ferrari …

      • KotenokNo Gravatar says:

        Alice and Vodafone do not make much sense together although… It’s quite normal the sponsorship switch has been made as Vodafone is a British “empire”, and however, I think italian sponsors on the Ferrari’s makes sense, sometimes the reds do not look far away from the “cosa nostra”.

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