Launch season is upon us...

By on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ferrari will launch the F150 tomorrow in Maranello around 10am CET (9am UK time). The Scuderia say, weather dependant, there will also be some promotional filming of the "new livery".

Other teams will also launch within a few days:

- Team Lotus will launch their new car online at 5am on Monday, January 31st

- Renault will launch the R31 late on Monday morning in Valencia and Sauber will unveil their car less than half an hour later

- Tuesday will be the busiest day at Valencia. Testing begins at 9am, so 4 teams will take the wraps off their 2011 machines before then:

  • Red Bull RB7 - 7:30am (GMT+1)
  • Williams - 8.00am
  • STR - 8.00am
  • Mercedes - 8.20am

McLaren will unveil the MP4-26 on Friday, February 4th in Berlin. Virgin will be in BBC Tv, London on Monday, February 7th to show off the MVR-02 and Force India are set to launch in Jerez on Thursday, February 10th. As for HRT, who knows.

In terms of car liveries, McLaren, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and Team Lotus are set to stick with their 2010 designs. Ferrari will incorporate the Italian flag somehow with the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy - hence the F150 car name. Williams may be running a retro livery and Renault have already shown their new black & gold livery. However, tobacco liveries are banned in Canada so by that round Renault may have to alter their design...

Virgin are set to incorporate Marussia colours whilst HRT have a new livery designer. Sauber are thought to be changing to light blue.

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