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F1 2022

F1 launch season to step up a gear with more reveals this week

Haas recently became the first team to launch their 2022 F1 car, and plenty more presentations are coming up shortly...

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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.

2022 F1 car launch dates

Team Car Date
Red Bull RB18 9 February
Aston Martin AMR22 10 February
McLaren MCL36 11 February
AlphaTauri AT03 14 February
Ferrari F1-75 17 February
Mercedes W13 18 February
Alpine A522 22 February
Alfa Romeo C42 27 February
Williams FW44 TBC

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