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Title: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on January 04, 2019, 04:10:45 PM
It's a new year & almost time for the new F1 car launches.

Here are the dates that I've been able to find so far:

12 February: Renault
13 February: Racing Point (FIF1)
14 February: McLaren
15 February: Ferrari
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 04, 2019, 04:17:50 PM
I did like McLaren's official Tweet ...

"Some cars are red,
Others are blue.
On Valentineís Day,
Weíll reveal ours to you."

I hope they don't break hearts in 2019?  (...see what I did there)  :D

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on January 04, 2019, 06:45:53 PM
With Fernando's history of bad luck/career decisions I predict McLaren will be back on form. The biggest problem I have is who do I support now???  :DntKnw:
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 04, 2019, 06:52:34 PM
The biggest problem I have is who do I support now???  :DntKnw:

I was in a similar mindset when wee Massa hung up his boots.  After the Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mark Webber and Jenson Button days, Massa was one of the few left, who I liked to see succeed.   Nowadays, I simply enjoy the sport for what it is and so long as there is good wheel to wheel racing, I don't have any particular favourite driver.

Okay, if a driver came along called Abbaman, I may have to change my tune!  :-[

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on January 04, 2019, 09:14:24 PM
The biggest problem I have is who do I support now???  :DntKnw:

May I suggest the nice Monsieur Leclerc, he kinda reminds me of a young Nando and we should see some exciting racing from him this term.

That's if Voulez Vous replace Nando.  ;)

 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on January 04, 2019, 09:55:12 PM
I like your suggestion there John  :D Leclerc could be a candidate hehe but I can see a couple of problems...
Number one, do you think he will be allowed to beat the golden boy?
Number two... at 21 years old he is young enough to be my son  :o hehe. I think people would start to call me a cougar or something like that hehe
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 04, 2019, 10:28:59 PM
Number two... at 21 years old he is young enough to be my son  :o hehe. I think people would start to call me a cougar or something like that hehe

Well, I think you should become a Leclerc fan, why ??? ...

If he steps out of line, you can coach him with words of wisdom, like >>>

"Take it easy (take it easy)
Better slow down boy
That's no way to go
Does your mother know
Take it easy (take it easy)
Try to cool it boy
Take it nice and slow
Does your mother know

Well I can dance with you honey
If you think it's funny
Does your mother know that you're out
And I can chat with you baby
Flirt a little maybe
Does your mother know that you're out

dee dee dee da do, dara doo da dee,
dara dee do do, da ra ... etc."

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on January 05, 2019, 08:41:17 AM
The Racing Point one is a bit odd as they say on February 13th they will be launching their 'season' as opposed to their car, so I think they will be unveiling their new 'look' and have the 2019 car released later, nearer testing. 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on January 05, 2019, 05:42:22 PM
Wow!!! I bow down to you Sir Benny  ;)
I am impressed but I think my pep talk to him will be more like....The Winner Takes It All, The Loser (Vettel) Has To Fall. Then he really would become a Super Trouper  :yahoo: hehe
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 05, 2019, 07:37:28 PM
Wow!!! I bow down to you Sir Benny  ;)
I am impressed but I think my pep talk to him will be more like....The Winner Takes It All, The Loser (Vettel) Has To Fall. Then he really would become a Super Trouper  :yahoo: hehe

Thank you kind lady!

Well, whatever way it shakes out, I'm sure if you decide to mentor Charles, he will secure that relationship with willing words, such as "... take a chance on me!".   If all goes well, there will be no need for alarm bells (or SOS if you like).

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 05, 2019, 07:39:30 PM
The Racing Point one is a bit odd as they say on February 13th they will be launching their 'season' as opposed to their car, so I think they will be unveiling their new 'look' and have the 2019 car released later, nearer testing.

Indeed Luke!

As far as the paint job, Force India have a habit of last minute/late changes, as they did this when they changed from the Silver/Orange/Black to "Team Pink" ... so let's see how they approach |Racing Point| in 2019?

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alianora La Canta on January 10, 2019, 06:34:33 AM
I think they're launching in Canada so the Stroll's friends get to see a car in person. Expecting a livery launch only, as the definitive car will still be in Silverstone being built at that point...
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Jericoke on January 10, 2019, 03:26:04 PM
I think they're launching in Canada so the Stroll's friends get to see a car in person. Expecting a livery launch only, as the definitive car will still be in Silverstone being built at that point...

Canada has a long and successful history in F1.  Why shouldn't we get a car launch? 

It's not just about Stroll's well heeled friends either, I'm planning on being there too!
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alianora La Canta on January 19, 2019, 12:43:04 PM
I think they're launching in Canada so the Stroll's friends get to see a car in person. Expecting a livery launch only, as the definitive car will still be in Silverstone being built at that point...

Canada has a long and successful history in F1.  Why shouldn't we get a car launch? 

It's not just about Stroll's well heeled friends either, I'm planning on being there too!

Excellent! See if you can get a VIP seat as GP Wizard's representative (and tell them I'm a site member if that helps) ;)

Edited to add: People who purchase their Canadian Grand Prix ticket (https://www.gpcanada.ca/en/f1-tickets-and-suites/promotions/?utm_source=SFI+Fan+List&utm_campaign=4fa744e17f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_18_05_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_faa2422dcf-4fa744e17f-308203005) before January 27th will be admitted to the launch on a first-come, first-served basis. (First-come, first-served to the venue where the launch is happening, I think, rather than for purchasing the tickets).
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 22, 2019, 12:34:54 AM
Apparently, Sauber's unveiling date is 18.2.2019 ... but I heard a rumour that there had been leaked photos of the new car/paint job? ... maybe fake news?? (an all too familiar headline most years).

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on January 22, 2019, 09:37:53 AM
If it is true I am sure all the other teams will be rushing at the bit to copy their design  :DD NOT

Well Williams might be hehe
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on January 22, 2019, 06:35:10 PM
That's right. They're going to do it right before the first test session at Barcelona.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.sauber-to-reveal-2019-car-at-barcelona-testing.41febDULGuZppDa0Bxw6LL.html
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Jericoke on January 22, 2019, 08:26:12 PM
The last few years most 'launches' are just a photo op for sponsors with a car that vaguely resembles what teams unveil for testing.

I don't really mind.  As a fan, I don't NEED to know how many winglets are on the vertical surface of the endplate of the bargeboards.  Just show me something swoopy with four wheels and a cool paint job.

Even when a car is truly 'unveiled' for testing, how often does THAT car end up on the starting grid at Melbourne?  They usually change the angle of the third air channel on the horizontal diffuser on the middle of the anterior sub wing.  I mean, who would even WANT to see that horrid old channel that is 1.5 degrees out of alignment?
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on January 22, 2019, 08:41:42 PM
Spotting those little changes has always been the F1 version of Where's Waldo.   ;)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 22, 2019, 09:57:30 PM
Just show me something swoopy with four wheels and a cool paint job.

The sooner, the better (as I have little cars to paint before 17th March).  Of course, a couple of seasons ago, Force India messed me around with their late change to "The Pink Panther" ... as from memory, I 'think' they ran the silver/orange/black livery in testing that season??

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on January 22, 2019, 11:50:48 PM
Of course, a couple of seasons ago, Force India messed me around with their late change to "The Pink Panther" ... as from memory, I 'think' they ran the silver/orange/black livery in testing that season??

You sure it was FIF1, just because the car was miles adrift from anything else it could easily have been a McLaren covered in oil from the Honda lump.   :P :D

Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on January 28, 2019, 10:47:02 PM
RaceFans.net claims to have been leaked a concept for Racing Points new livery.

(https://i0.wp.com/thejudge13.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Racing-Point-Force-India-pink-and-blue-sportpesa.png?resize=768%2C508&ssl=1)

As printed in thejudge13.com
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on January 28, 2019, 10:51:24 PM
I actually like that scheme!

However, these "leaks" or "pre-season" testing colours rarely reach the grid on race day.

Speak-ah-de-witch ... https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/4029/now-we-know-what-colour-the-2019-mclaren-will-be/

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Jericoke on January 29, 2019, 03:04:30 PM
RaceFans.net claims to have been leaked a concept for Racing Points new livery.

(https://i0.wp.com/thejudge13.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Racing-Point-Force-India-pink-and-blue-sportpesa.png?resize=768%2C508&ssl=1)

As printed in thejudge13.com

I love the look, but the sponsorship looks cluttered.  If I was paying to put my name on an F1 car, I wouldn't want to be part of that 'Where's Waldo' scheme.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on January 29, 2019, 09:30:20 PM
I presume the Sahara and Kingfisher logos will disappear, won't they?  Surely someone has just done a paint box change to last years car?  :DntKnw: 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on January 29, 2019, 09:42:55 PM
That's what it looks like to me. Still, interesting color blending.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alianora La Canta on February 03, 2019, 12:30:17 AM
Just show me something swoopy with four wheels and a cool paint job.

The sooner, the better (as I have little cars to paint before 17th March).  Of course, a couple of seasons ago, Force India messed me around with their late change to "The Pink Panther" ... as from memory, I 'think' they ran the silver/orange/black livery in testing that season??

Best Regards,
Cal :)

I think it was mostly silver with black trim. It looked like a cross between a McLaren and a desperate plea for sponsors.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 03, 2019, 04:21:05 AM
This is the paint job I am remembering ... before the late dash to 'Pink'.

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12477/10156148/force-india-have-launched-their-2016-car-the-vjm09

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Robem64 on February 04, 2019, 10:59:16 AM
Haas maybe the first to show...could be black and gold

https://www.planetf1.com/news/haas-hint-at-black-and-gold-livery/ (https://www.planetf1.com/news/haas-hint-at-black-and-gold-livery/)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 04, 2019, 02:13:32 PM
I have expect to see some shoddy, blurry fonts and some ill-fitting logos that were quickly squeezed in.  I just cannot believe that the Rich Energy thing is really happening, but there you go. 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on February 04, 2019, 02:40:05 PM
Needless to say, I'll be watching that one!  :yahoo:
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 04, 2019, 08:10:23 PM
I have "paint jobs" to carry out for the F1 Dream Team each season, so these last minute changes are a real pain in the ankles!!  |-(

I thought HAAS looked pretty good in 2018, so another change of paint job isn't ideal in my book - but understand that teams don't change the look of their cars on a whim, so see how it goes!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 09, 2019, 03:06:41 AM
So ... do you think Alfa Romeo will "borrow" some of the ideas from the past in their 2019 Livery?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/51778365/Alfa-Romeo-F1-Livery-Concept

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 09, 2019, 07:49:51 AM
So Monday is livery day for Team Willy, not sure I've mentioned it in every other thread yet?   :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 09, 2019, 08:07:07 AM
So Monday is livery day for Team Willy, not sure I've mentioned it in every other thread yet?   :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

So, whadaya think Luke? ... White, Blue & Red?? ... or Red, Blue and White??? ... maybe even Blue, Red & White????  :DD

.. and just for the record, I was a convincing Williams fan at the end of Mansell's era until the end of Hill's era. Hung in there during Massa/Bottas era.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 09, 2019, 08:25:44 AM
Apparently Cal it is going to be white, black and turquoise, based largely I believe on a teaser countdown on their social media.  There is some talk of a communications company becoming the title sponsor, possibly BT given they have mysteriously vanished from the team's partners list.  Another possibility is it will be a US Telecommunications company. 

So, you which particular straw was it that broke this particular camel's back in relation to your long term support of Williams?
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 09, 2019, 08:55:04 AM
... I guess when Massa left and Stroll/Sirotkin became the teams best hopes, in a car that turned to ... well, you know the rest friend!!

I'll always have a soft spot for them, but they need a serious kick up the bum and some respectable new talent behind the wheel.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 09, 2019, 09:06:29 AM
To be honest another season of Stroll and Sirotkin may have tried my patience, but persevering through Maldonado, Bruno Senna and Kazuki Nakajima (who to be fair has gone on to have a fantastic career outside of F1) helped build a tolerance for dross!  At least with Kubica and Russell there is some excitement, a real talent who maybe still has most of his ability after injury and the F2 champion. 

Here's the latest countdown teaser that people are going off to guess the livery...

(https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51548719_2607125679351403_1357021361284841472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-1.fna&oh=9c48830fd24a058cd61f69976cedc527&oe=5CB576BE)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 09, 2019, 10:01:23 AM
And as happens in the world of the internet, the new sponsor is supposedly a firm called Rokit.  Why?  Because they followed Williams on Twitter, obviously  :tease:
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 09, 2019, 08:04:02 PM
I have my paint tin at the ready!!!

Hey, I followed Williams on Twitter, so can I be on the car???

I'm not fussy, I would be happy with "THATSCOTTISHGUYWHOMOVEDTOWESTERNCANADAANDISASUCKERFORTHINGSF1.COM"

Do I have a chance of getting that sticker on the 2019 nose of the Williams? ... I'd even settle for the Halo, so long as it gets in the way of the onscreen broom broom graphics??

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 10, 2019, 12:54:49 AM
Just tripped over this video today, some may like to watch it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkBHURZDDVw

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 10, 2019, 11:11:11 AM
(https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51768483_2608645449199426_2958168113918509056_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-2.fna&oh=4589b21de532f05f4b491779c3642c96&oe=5CB43712)

 :yahoo:
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 10, 2019, 08:15:56 PM
I know something you don't know!!! (delivered in an eight year old signing voice).

Yes, I have an early release of the 2019 Williams Livery and new Aero.  Apparently Williams are torn between two setups, one for raw power and one for raw pace ...

(https://www.classicdriver.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_slider/public/article_images/11-pure-vision-martini-mustang.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MK7Ki.jpg)

Sorry Luke, I will do my best to keep it under my hat, but hope I haven't spoiled the Monday morning reveal?

Best Regards,
Cal :)

Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 10, 2019, 08:33:35 PM
Sorry Cal, but your info is wrong given Martini have dropped out the game  ;)

I'll let you off this one time!
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 10, 2019, 08:54:03 PM
Sorry Cal, but your info is wrong given Martini have dropped out the game  ;)

I'll let you off this one time!

Even although it's old news, I still refuse to believe that Martini are walking away from Williams as the main Sponsor.  It leaves me shaken up, but I won't add salt to the wound by stirring the pot.

I'll probably be 6 months into the 2019 season and still ask "Williams ... and WHO?"  :D

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 10, 2019, 09:01:19 PM
Do you expect me to talk? 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 10, 2019, 09:01:49 PM
On a different note, I think Merc are fooling around with us, surely???

https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/4141/will-mercedes-2019-f1-car-look-like-this/

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 10, 2019, 09:03:18 PM
Do you expect me to talk?

Nothing a Battery and Jump Leads can't fix!!  ::)

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 10, 2019, 09:12:45 PM
Do you expect me to talk?

Nothing a Battery and Jump Leads can't fix!!  ::)

Best Regards,
Cal :)

I was hoping for some laser beams, Goldfinger style  :D
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 10, 2019, 09:17:14 PM
... this gentleman is just a phone call away, if that helps any?

(https://www.syfy.com/sites/syfy/files/wire/legacy/RichardKielJaws.jpg)

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 10, 2019, 09:31:15 PM
He is gnawing his way through the actual tyre tether on the FW41 that was put in due to the worry over having both Sirotkin and Stroll behind the wheel. 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 01:41:34 PM
The Toro Rosso STR 14 was unveiled (well, some renders were anyway) today:

(https://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/tororossolaunch2019/image/95add86def243a8a42623c709b7b7ebb-4)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on February 11, 2019, 02:20:42 PM
So little change then, apart from the words red bull in white across the front wings (I sneaked a view on another web site).

Suspect they feel some others may be using a lot of blue so they want to distinguish their car in head on shots. 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 03:09:18 PM
Williams have a new title sponsor and will be called...

Rokit Williams Racing.

Seriously, this is their name.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 03:21:22 PM
I have to say, on initial thoughts... I don't love it. I know it is the FW41 in new clothes, but still.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzIkvd3WkAA_EI7.jpg)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on February 11, 2019, 03:33:44 PM
Cut them a little slack, Luke. There was only enough in the new budget for an Earl Sheib special. (Any car, any color for only $29.99)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 03:46:57 PM
Cut them a little slack, Luke. There was only enough in the new budget for an Earl Sheib special. (Any car, any color for only $29.99)

 :DD  Fair do!
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Robem64 on February 11, 2019, 04:28:44 PM
I'm underwhelmed by both reveals today - Williams very uninspiring, Toro Rosso same as last year.

Zero impact for me.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on February 11, 2019, 04:33:40 PM
Williams turn electric......blue.  :swoon:

Let's hope they're much faster than the rest of Formula E.  :tease:
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 11, 2019, 04:46:42 PM
Sorry Luke, but this livery appears to be an epic fail.   The graphics look detached from the car and there is no flow in the theme at all.

Let's hope it looks better from a nose view, as that's the angle I need to see!!

P.S.  I wonder how many Rokit jokes we will hear in the looming 2019 season???

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 05:37:38 PM
I have to confess it has grown on me during the course of the afternoon.  It's not my favourite, but I do quite like it now.  It's different and I am thrilled to see the team has a title sponsor. 
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2019, 06:04:58 PM
Iíll wait until I see it in the sun.  Seen worse, thatís for sure.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 11, 2019, 07:06:55 PM
I may soften my Williams criticism, when I see it on track, but I doubt I'll love it by any stretch of the imagination. 

So, C'mon Renault, how is your racing beast going to comb it's hair in 2019??

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 12, 2019, 07:43:33 AM
To update my initial reaction on the Williams shots above.  I was searching for the low nose angle (which I usually do at this time of year for my car "paint jobs") ... and I found this image below.   

(https://www.thisisf1.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-f1-Williams-car-launch-photos.jpg)

I will admit, I don't mind the front of the car's livery ... it's everything else that seems cluttered and lacks blending.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 12, 2019, 08:04:26 AM
I think it will look right when in the context of the FW42 as opposed to slapped onto last year's car.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 12, 2019, 08:19:16 AM
Very True Luke!!

I think it's growing on me a little, like I say, I'm starting to like the front wing section and nose on "this" car, so once it's all finalised, maybe it will look 20% better?

I wish all teams went with jet black and a team name on the rear wing ... I know, that's my paint head talking, I'll get there!!  :lazy:

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 13, 2019, 01:14:53 PM
Red Bull RB15 in a one off livery, so we'll never see it again

(https://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/redbull2019/image/5a49986f5b67b561084343d32e5bbc40-4)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 13, 2019, 01:15:39 PM
Mercedes W10

(https://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/mercedesf1/image/a747a7c86a5b68bee0bbf57e910e736d-4)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on February 13, 2019, 02:00:54 PM
Was it worth rushing home from work Luke?

Do you think this is a one time only RBR colour scheme and we can expect a different look at the 1st GP, or is it just a one year thing?  :confused:  Anyways it really is a big change for Red Bull.

The Merc looks a lot like the Williams scheme in its colour proportions, maybe Paddy had some sketches of their scheme on his car seat when he took James Allison to Sunday lunch.  ;)   

All those hints and prophecies about moving away from silver are dashed. More black than I expected though.   
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 13, 2019, 02:08:22 PM
Yes, it is always worth rushing home from work  :DD  To be honest my day was so quiet I was able to leave earlier and get home by lunch.  All good!

The Mercedes was never likely to be anything other than silver.  The details on the engine cover are nice in photos, but will be lost on track.  It's okay.  Red Bull, one off... I think it is for today only.  Red Bull are terribly dull with their liveries in season given their 'cutting edge' attitude they keep trying to peddle!
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on February 13, 2019, 03:24:43 PM
I'm watching the Racing Point reveal live. It's still pink! Pix as soon as I can find one.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 13, 2019, 03:31:18 PM
The Racing Point unsurprisingly has an awful lot of the sponsors that were on the FW41 on it.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 13, 2019, 03:37:25 PM
(https://d2d0b2rxqzh1q5.cloudfront.net/sv/1.67/dir/918/image/91879b71a8940dfa2161509a2acb655b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on February 13, 2019, 03:50:13 PM
You beat me to it, Luke!  ;)

Well, at least nobody will have any trouble recognizing it on track.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on February 13, 2019, 04:14:31 PM
Well RP is not as pink as it was last term, I also detect a lot of black lower down and at the back a la Williams, maybe it's a group thing for Merc powered cars.
They can't have all had Sunday lunch with Paddy.  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 13, 2019, 08:04:58 PM
I'm watching the Racing Point reveal live. It's still pink! Pix as soon as I can find one.

Yes, they strongly hinted a few weeks back that it would stay mostly pink (think I posted this somewhere?).

To be honest, I get really annoyed with Red Bull's "one day only" livery, as it doesn't help my needs one little bit!!!! ... I think a couple of years ago, their launch showed a kind of netting/web all over the car, of course, not even close to the more traditional livery, come race day!!

GRRRRRR.

On a pleasant note, great job Merc ... like the advancements from last year's look!!   :good:

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 13, 2019, 08:08:46 PM
The Merc looks a lot like the Williams scheme in its colour proportions.
You bet it does.  I didn't fully realise this, until I painted my "little cars" ... all of a sudden, when I reduced the scale to approx. 1/3rd size, the Williams did indeed resemble the Mercedes.  Just let's hope when I start painting the new Merc, I can make them look identifiable to their respective teams!?!?

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 13, 2019, 08:24:11 PM
Red Bull are on to you Cal, they want to make your life as hard as possible. 

Actually, they do have posters on forums, so maybe there is a spy on here  :DntKnw:

Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 13, 2019, 10:40:40 PM
That sounds about right Luke!  :crazy:

Now, this angle works well for my needs >>>
(https://e0.365dm.com/19/02/768x432/skysports-toro-rosso-f1-car_4574634.jpg?20190211134003)

But ... I would like a similar angle for the Merc, as this photo is too high >>>
(https://d2d0b2rxqzh1q5.cloudfront.net/sv/2.183/dir/e2c/image/e2c450fdcfc1d8fa7ea7a77d7c36f2d3.jpg)

EDIT:  I like this angle of the Racing Point too ...
(https://www.pitpass.com/images/galleries/2019launchracingpoint/2019launchracingpoint_s010@@fes_width%5E900@@fes_height%5E600.jpg)

EDIT: The 2019 McLaren ... not bad.
(https://cdn2.theweek.co.uk/sites/theweek/files/2019/02/mclaren_mcl34_f1_2019_car_launch_formula_1_pic_2.jpg)


Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 14, 2019, 12:00:33 AM
Sorry Force India ... Racing Point ... Sport Pesa!!!!

But ... that looks like an explosion in a paint factory (50 tins of pink, 10 tins of white and a sole tin of royal blue).

Still looking at Renault and HAAS as the best paint jobs of the week so far. Okay, Mercedes is a decent improvement from the 2018 livery.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 14, 2019, 05:00:21 AM
So ... what can we expect from McLaren's launch tomorrow?

A) The typical orange beacon, with some new graphics, especially yellow bits from their new sponsor?
B) Less orange and 1 mammoth red love heart for Valentine's Day ... why not, Red Bull aren't giving us much!!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on February 14, 2019, 01:41:50 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula-one/47238362

Been looking forward to this one....but why the funny wings near the cockpit?? Is it a car or is it a plane hehe.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 14, 2019, 06:40:32 PM
Not bad McLaren, Not bad!!

So, essentially, a progressive look from 2018, with new sponsorship and more blue on board.  I thought there would be a hint of yellow somewhere, but there you go, not bad.

(https://media-cdn.mclaren.com/media/images/articles/hero/MCL34_Website_2000x1100_c1.png)


Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: John S on February 14, 2019, 08:45:21 PM

Been looking forward to this one....but why the funny wings near the cockpit?? Is it a car or is it a plane hehe.

I thought that when I first saw the pictures of the McLaren.
Can only assume its an area they can exploit outside the heavily restricted boxed off areas the FIA imposes for most of the car.
We'll find out if it's considered a real gain if we see others jump on the bandwagon a few races in. 

Surprised it's not Red Bull giving it wings.  :D

Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on February 14, 2019, 09:01:13 PM
Is something going on at the front of the safety cell? They seem to have a shroud over the end of the plank.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 14, 2019, 09:53:47 PM
It looks odd to me, the bargeboard stuff looks completely different to the other cars and yes, those odd winglet things are not pleasant.  I feel the livery is a step backwards from last year. 

It doesn't feel like the McLaren I used to know from the Hakkinen days.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on February 14, 2019, 10:32:37 PM
ALFA tests in special Livery:

(https://www.racefans.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/racefansdotnet-20190214-122500-1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 15, 2019, 01:20:38 AM
You know where I would love to shove these "Special Livery" launches.  If you are going to unveil your car to the world, SHOW US THE REAL ONE!!!!  |-(

What's funny here, we are accepting the dreaded Halo and finding fault with everything else ... well, at least I am!   :-[

Best Regards,
Cal :)

Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on February 15, 2019, 07:19:02 AM
I think teams should be forced to launch their cars in the liveries they will race in!
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 15, 2019, 07:21:48 AM
I guess technically Alfa haven't yet launched their new car, yesterday was a 'private' (  :DD ) shakedown that had hardcore fans turn up to.  They just 'happened' to put on a fine livery for this event  :P
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Robem64 on February 15, 2019, 07:36:18 AM
I feel the livery is a step backwards from last year.

Definitely agree, the livery is definitely a downgrade on last year.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 15, 2019, 08:01:49 AM
Yes indeed Guys!

These 'special' launches are getting a bit silly .. and pointless to some degree.  Temporary paint jobs on newish cars, or new paint jobs on old cars.

There, that's another 1% of my moaning allocation of the day used up!!  :DD

So, C'mon Ferrari, are we going to see Red today?

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 15, 2019, 10:33:03 AM
The Ferrari SF90, red and black...

(https://d2d0b2rxqzh1q5.cloudfront.net/sv/1.67/dir/204/image/2041491843f9ec981ed929ed517cd5e1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Scott on February 15, 2019, 10:43:20 AM
Again, Iíll wait until I see the sun shine on it and once it has all the 2019 bits
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 15, 2019, 04:53:15 PM
I'm sure it's just the lighting in that photo, but it looks like a red post card, which has been left out in the sun too long.

I like the added black, as they had a few years back.   I "think" I liked the car when Alonso drove for Ferrari (the Red, some white and some black).  So, this is almost a return to that scheme - almost!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on February 15, 2019, 05:09:37 PM
I am sorry to say but I don't like it.
The matt finish makes the car look very dull and boring. I know this is supposed to make the car faster but if that was true wouldn't all the teams be doing it?
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 15, 2019, 05:13:20 PM
I am sorry to say but I don't like it.
The matt finish makes the car look very dull and boring. I know this is supposed to make the car faster but if that was true wouldn't all the teams be doing it?

I didn't know that Matt was one of the painters??  :DD

I'm just digging up front elevation photos and this is the best/largest clear photo I can track down at this point ...

(https://e3.365dm.com/19/02/768x432/skysports-ferrari-f1-car_4579007.jpg?20190215104325)

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alonsofan on February 15, 2019, 05:24:48 PM
Well I don't know if his name is Matt but whoever he is it's a crap job. Although the dull paint job suits their number one driver  ;) Come to think of it this paint job would have suited Kimi much better. They brought it out a year too late hehe
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 15, 2019, 07:15:13 PM
... talking of "Number 1" driver.   I just noticed this morning, as I started to work on my 2019 Ferrari car image, there is no driver number on the car, where other teams have typically placed their No1 (debatable) driver number on the launch photos. 

It this typical Ferrari protocol, can't say I gave it any thought until now?

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 15, 2019, 07:40:24 PM
They did not want to upset Vettel by putting down Leclerc's number  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Alianora La Canta on February 16, 2019, 06:54:01 AM
They want the focus to be on their sponsors rather than their unacceptably high number (by this point, they really wanted #1 on their cars, not #5 or #16).
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 16, 2019, 07:30:29 AM
They want the focus to be on their sponsors rather than their unacceptably high number (by this point, they really wanted #1 on their cars, not #5 or #16).
I don't follow your logic on that comment ... aren't the driver #s simply a predetermined driver preference and not any other system as seen in the past?

Sorry if I misinterpreted your response.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 16, 2019, 08:19:10 AM
I think the reality is in recent years Ferrari have done all their launches without the car being dressed up for a particular driver.  They all launch without names and numbers.  Although in line with what Ali said above, in 2008 they launched with the number 1 proudly displayed on their car after Kimi won the championship the previous year.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on February 16, 2019, 08:30:51 AM
I believe the WDC is entitled to use the #1 in place of his chosen number for the length of the following season. Hamilton just prefers 44 for some reason. If Vettel wins, I think Ferrari would pressure him to go with #1. That said I also think Vettel would want #1 anyway.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 16, 2019, 08:45:19 AM
Yes, you are entirely correct Lonny about the number situation.  I think Hamilton has said he now feels no connection to Number 1 as his designated number of choice is 44 and he wants to stick with it to keep his brand going.  Which makes sense after the rule was brought in to give drivers a permanent number really. 

But yeah, I also sense Vettel would want 1 on his!
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on February 16, 2019, 12:32:52 PM
Maybe it will look better once they've had time to shoot the clear glosscoat on it.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 16, 2019, 07:53:40 PM
I would like to think that most drivers would turn away from having #1 on their car, simply for the reason that the number they do choose, has sentimental value in so many ways (the number on the car of their first win, a number connected to family ties, location or local importance, a special year in your life or something along those lines).

I seem to remember a movie, where a race driver was superstitious about the number on the car and wouldn't race, if he could race with that number .... I also think there was an American Football and Baseball movie with a similar plot.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: cosworth151 on February 18, 2019, 05:41:01 PM
Alfa's new look. I like it, but I'm going to miss Sauber.
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Luke on February 18, 2019, 06:18:45 PM
At least there is a reference to Sauber in the livery on the engine cover/body join where it says 'Sauber Engineering'.

Meanwhile, here's the Williams FW42:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2707/4197191369_24ce884862_z.jpg?zz=1)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: Calman on February 18, 2019, 10:16:46 PM
Quite a lightweight FW42 there Luke!

I love how they have blended the car colours with the background, stunning!!  :D

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: 2019 F1 Car Launch Dates
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on February 18, 2019, 10:55:52 PM
Vettel was very pleased with his first day-note the front wing which is still quite different than what we have seen from other teams.

https://www.racefans.net/2019/02/18/ferrari-very-close-to-perfection-from-day-one-vettel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+f1fanatic+%28RaceFans+-+Independent+Motorsport+Coverage%29 (https://www.racefans.net/2019/02/18/ferrari-very-close-to-perfection-from-day-one-vettel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+f1fanatic+%28RaceFans+-+Independent+Motorsport+Coverage%29)