Formula 1’s launch season kicked off last week when Haas presented digital images of their VF-22 on Friday.
It marked the start of the sport’s new era as the team shared a first glimpse of what the 2022 machines will look like, having captured a ‘ground effect’ aerodynamic concept, bigger wheels and a host of other technical changes.
Now anticipation is building for the next sequence of car launches, which Red Bull will lead on Wednesday.
Red Bull set to spark a flurry of reveals
Red Bull’s new RB18 will be launched to the world on 9 February, some 59 days after Max Verstappen claimed his first F1 world title in Abu Dhabi. The team will do this via a unique online reveal, turning towards their fans in the process.
Aston Martin are due to follow a day later as they prepare to pull the wraps off the AMR22, which Sebastian Vettel recently stepped into for the first time.
McLaren will continue the rapid sequence on 11 February by presenting their MCL36, after images that were leaked online appeared to suggest some changes to the team’s livery for the 2022 season.
Mercedes and Ferrari will follow
The following week will see a similarly busy launch schedule, led by AlphaTauri when they unveil their new AT03 on 14 February.
Ferrari – recently tipped as a “big threat” by Red Bull – are next up on 17 February with the F1-75, a day ahead of Mercedes – winner of the Constructors’ Championship for the last eight seasons – and their W13.
Alpine (22 February) are leaving it until a day before testing begins to show off the A522, while Alfa Romeo (27 February) will officially present their new colours between the Barcelona and Sakhir pre-season sessions.
Williams are the only team yet to confirm a launch date for their new car.
|Red Bull||RB18||9 February|
|Aston Martin||AMR22||10 February|
|Alfa Romeo||C42||27 February|
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