2017 Formula 1 car launch schedule

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Formula 1 launch season starts next week with a flurry of new car reveals ahead of the first test which begins in Barcelona, on 27 February, at Circuit de Catalunya.

Williams are the only team yet to confirm a date, and a team spokesperson said: “We have not made any launch date public, and don’t plan to do a launch event.”

Unlike the launch depicted in the photo above, of the 1997 McLaren, featuring the Spice Girls, the 2017 launches will generally be low key affairs – a sheet pulled off the new cars by grinning drivers, followed by a brief photo-call, the likely scenario on each occasion.

Launch dates:

TEAM CHASSIS (POWER UNIT) DATE VENUE
Sauber C36 (Ferrari) 20 February Online
Renault R.S.17 (Renault) 21 February London
Force India VJM10 (Mercedes) 22 February Silverstone
Mercedes F1 W08 (Mercedes) 23 February Silverstone
Ferrari TBC (Ferrari) 24 February Fiorano
McLaren MCL32 (Honda) 24 February Woking
Williams FW39 (Mercedes) 25 February Online
Toro Rosso STR12 26 February Barcelona
Red Bull RB13 (TAG Heuer) 26 February Barcelona
Haas VF-17 (Ferrari) 26 February Barcelona