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      02-11-2020, 06:10 PM   #1
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Exclamation F1: 2020 Car Launches

Ferrari: Tuesday 11 February, 5.30pm, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Renault: Wednesday 12 February, France
Red Bull: Wednesday 12 February, Milton Keynes, UK
McLaren: Thursday 13 February, Woking, UK
AlphaTauri (formerly known as Toro Rosso): Friday 14 February, Salzburg, Austria
Mercedes: Friday 14 February, Silverstone, UK
Racing Point: Monday 17 February, Mondsee, Austria
Williams: Monday 17 February, Grove, UK
Haas: Wednesday 19 February, Barcelona, Spain
Alfa Romeo: Wednesday 19 February, Barcelona, Spain

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Thank you yco....well done.

Haas and Alfa Romeo will unveil their cars the morning of the first day of winter testing on Wed 19 Feb; hopeful there is greater parity among the teams, especially the very sharpest end of the grid which include MB, RB and the Prancing Horse.

It would be awesome to see one or two new mid-field contenders mix it up at the front a bit; perhaps McLaren and Renault are the two that may bring greater parity.

Hopeful that Williams will find their way out of P19-P20....
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McLaren goes for matte paint as well..

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McLaren goes for matte paint as well..
There's supposedly an advantage to running a matte paint. I'm curious to see how the McLaren will look like in person in matte paint though.
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There's supposedly an advantage to running a matte paint. I'm curious to see how the McLaren will look like in person in matte paint though.
yeah its lighter..
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yeah its lighter..
Makes you wonder how much of a difference it makes though. If I recall correctly only Ferrari, Red Bull and now McLaren run matte paint. Renault ran a matte finish a few years ago (the RS17 I think) and I think it looked really good. Come to think of it, the half yellow, half black paint scheme from that RS17 looked seriously good compared to what came after...
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Makes you wonder how much of a difference it makes though. If I recall correctly only Ferrari, Red Bull and now McLaren run matte paint. Renault ran a matte finish a few years ago (the RS17 I think) and I think it looked really good. Come to think of it, the half yellow, half black paint scheme from that RS17 looked seriously good compared to what came after...
it should be few hundred grammes if i recall it right.. but still something..
and i guess it gives a smoother surface after putting sponsors on as well..

yeah i agree Renault looks pretty neat.. at the same time probably we may mix Renaults and McLarens a bit as well on TV..
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https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14...-shakedown-run ..
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Must say impressed at the MTC,I'm not far from there but unfortunately not open to public unless you purchase one of their cars
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Looks really good !

His girlfriend Dilara is also visible in the background ..
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Looks really good !

His girlfriend Dilara is also visible in the background ..
i guess she has some sort of Turkish root..
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Positive . "Dilara Sanlik" is reportedly a German student, hailing from Munich, but currently studying in London.
=> https://www.facebook.com/MaxVerstapp...type=3&theater
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And its been blocked by Copyright by Sky Sports lol
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The new Alpha Tauri (formerly Toro Rosso) has been launched as well. I'm digging the new color scheme, looks quite refreshing compared to some of the other cars!

You can find more photos here: https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/14/...look-for-2020/

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The new Alpha Tauri (formerly Toro Rosso) has been launched as well. I'm digging the new color scheme, looks quite refreshing compared to some of the other cars!
looks nice and different actually..
and it seems they dont want to somehow connect that much to Red Bull..
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looks nice and different actually..
and it seems they dont want to somehow connect that much to Red Bull..
I actually thought the color scheme nicely ties back to what they ran in 2019 and still managed to be fresh. The 2020 scheme looks to be a deeper shade of blue and replaces the silver with white. The driver suits on the other hand, just about all white so those are definitely a bigger change.
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The new Alpha Tauri (formerly Toro Rosso) has been launched as well. I'm digging the new color scheme, looks quite refreshing compared to some of the other cars!

You can find more photos here: https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/14/...look-for-2020/

Refreshing as you say to see the mostly white livery as from the first Honda powered cars that entered F1 in the sixties.
Could have used something different from the usual robotic models for the launch.The good luck message to the drivers
is good and the technical diagram going from a design to the taurus (bull) is fantastic.
Not a bad launch for RB's sister car.

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Refreshing as you say to see the mostly white livery as from the first Honda powered cars that entered F1 in the sixties.
Could have used something different from the usual robotic models for the launch.The good luck message to the drivers
is good and the technical diagram going from a design to the taurus (bull) is fantastic.
Not a bad launch for RB's sister car.
Well said - this livery has aligned with a brand (Honda) that takes us back to their 1960's F1 car's appearance.
https://www.google.com/search?q=1966...k-8ix1IQj7EsM:

I am really enjoying the sophistication and production of the launches....very inventive and professional.
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