Excitement is rapidly building for the new Formula One season, with teams set to unveil their new 2024 cars in the next few weeks.
After a new perfect 2023, Red Bull have a tough task on their hands to build a machine that can match the exploits of the RB19 and deliver Max Verstappen a fourth-consecutive world title.
There is perhaps even more pressure on Mercedes however, who have won just one race in the past two seasons and are desperate to help Sir Lewis Hamilton get back to winning ways as he attempts to become the first eight-time champion.
Ferrari and McLaren will also be hoping to mount a title fight, with Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris vying to join the sport’s hall of fame.
Early indications suggest fans are in for another year of Verstappen/Red Bull domination as the rest of the grid continues to play catch up, but nothing is certain until the cars hit the track.
And the drivers don’t have long to wait before they’ll see what they’ll be racing this year, with McLaren becoming the first team to unveil their 2024 livery last Tuesday – though their actual car launch is yet to come.
However, it will be Williams and the newly-rebranded Stake F1 team that will kick-off the car launches this year, with both set to unveil their new machinery on February 5th.
2024 F1 car launch dates:
February 5th – Williams/Stake
February 7th – Alpine
February 11th – Haas
February 12th – Aston Martin
February 13th – Ferrari
February 14th – Mercedes/McLaren
February 15th – Red Bull
TBC – AlphaTauri
The following week, the big guns will be front and centre, with Ferrari launching on the 13th, followed by Mercedes and McLaren on 14th, with the W15 and the MCL38 both being revealed at Silverstone.
The covers will be taken off the Red Bull RB20 on the 15th, with the reigning champions currently slated to be the last team to launch their car.
Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri are set to be rebranded ahead of the new season and are the only team yet to announce their car launch date.
Pre-season testing in Bahrain will take place the following week, from the 21nd – 23th February, before the season opening race at the Sakhir circuit on 2nd March.
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