With the 2024 Formula 1 launch now complete, take a look at the brand new cars and how the teams went about revealing them.
Red Bull: Launched on February 15
After delivering a historic 2023 season, the major constructors’ champions were the last team to unveil their 2024 car.
Max Verstappen, who will be chasing a fourth consecutive drivers’ title, seemed pleased with what he saw as he praised the team’s “brave” and “aggressive” approach to designing the RB20.
Mercedes: Launched on February 14
It was clear for a long time that Mercedes would make major changes to their car for 2024, but there was something surprising when the team revealed the new look of the W15.
The black and silver look of all recent seasons was combined, with a hint of green, to create a striking look for Lewis Hamilton’s 12th and final season with the team.
Ferrari: Launched on February 13
Ferrari kept their word by revealing an “all-new” car for 2024, which also featured a slightly new look with striking yellow and white stripes added to the world-famous red team.
Although much of the talk on the launch day was around the arrival of Lewis Hamilton next year, team principal Fred Vasseur insists his team is fully focused on improving on last season’s solo race win.
McLaren: Launched on February 14
After revealing their 2024 version in mid-January, McLaren finally unveiled the MCL38 before taking it to Silverstone.
The team is confident of further progress after a strong finish in 2023, but chief executive Zak Brown warned that expectations must “remain realistic” as they try to take on Red Bull.
Aston Martin: Launched on February 12
Aston Martin pushed Red Bull hard in the early stages of 2023 with Fernando Alonso taking six podiums in the opening eight events.
But, they were replaced by Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren in the second half of the campaign.
The team revealed the AMR24 at Silverstone and Alonso believes the car will be “a great step forward”.
Alpine: Launched on February 7
After a disappointing 2023 campaign, it was all change for Alpine as the “completely revised” A524 was launched at their Enstone factory.
The team also revealed two versions that will appear on the cars of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon during the season.
Williams: Launched on February 5th
Williams became the second team to launch their 2024 rival, the FW46.
The team held a digital launch as well as an additional unveiling of their company’s new offering in New York City at the Fifth Avenue store of new sponsor Puma.
RB: It was launched on February 8th
A new name, and an interesting look for the team formerly known as AlphaTauri.
No expense was spared on the spectacular white and blue display for VCARB 01, or the Las Vegas launch event that featured a performance from Pulitzer Prize-winning musician Kendrick Lamar.
Sauber: Launched on February 5
Sauber, rebranded as Team Stake F1 Kick Sauber before being taken over by Audi in 2026, have made one of the most impressive changes to the sport with a new green and black look.
The Swiss-based team did well with the new look when it launched the C44 in London.
Haas: Launched on February 2
Haas got the inaugural F1 season underway with the virtual reveal of the VF-24, which featured a new almost all-black look compared to last year’s VF-23.
Ayao Komatsu, who took over from Guenther Steiner as team principal during the off-season, gave an ominous warning that he still expects the American-owned outfit to be behind the grid for the start of the new campaign.
When is the F1 pre-season test?
Pre-season testing will take place from Wednesday, February 21 to Friday, February 23 at the Bahrain International Stadium with just three days for the team to prepare for the new season.
When is the first F1 race?
Just one week later, the opening race of the 2024 season kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix from February 29 to March 2.
Due to the Muslim holy period of Ramadan, the Bahrain and, seven days later, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, will be held on Saturday.
This means practice one and two will take place on Thursday, with final practice and qualifying on Friday.
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