Formula 1 2018 car launch & testing schedule

Formula 1


Alfa Romeo Sauber unveiled their new partnership livery in December – on an old car

Formula 1 teams are putting the final touches to their new cars before the first race in Australia on 25 March.

And this year they will all have a different look, as ‘halo’ cockpit protection becomes a requirement.

The teams kick-off pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain on 26 February before returning for a second session in March.

There will be live BBC Sport text commentary on all eight days of the two tests.

2018 team car launches

Date Team Launch venue
Further car launch dates will be added here when they are announced
15 February Williams Online
20 February Renault Online
20 February Sauber Online
22 February Ferrari Maranello
22 February Mercedes Silverstone
23 February McLaren Online
26 February Toro Rosso Barcelona

Barcelona testing schedule

Circuit de Catalunya

Monday, 26 February – Thursday, 1 March 2018

Tuesday, 6 March – Friday, 9 March 2018

The halo cockpit protection was tested across 2016 and 2017 following recent fatal injuries to racing drivers



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