While it has been slow on the Formula 1 news front, it’s clear that teams are starting to fire-up for the forthcoming season.
After last week’s Carlos Sainz initiation at the Ferrari bash at Fiorane, Twitter has been bubbling with sneak previews, driver visits and teasers as the Bahrain opener draws closer.
Hot news, of course, is Daniel Ricciardo’s arrival at McLaren. With a decent car, Mercedes power next year, the big smiling Aussie may yet launch the finest legacy of his career and help his new team up at the very front where they once belonged.
Ricciardo was at the factory today get familiar with his new cockpit:
Bonding with your car is very important… 🥰
— Formula 1 (@F1) February 4, 2021
Mercedes announced their launch date on Tuesday, 2 March:
It’s a date. 😘 02-03-21. pic.twitter.com/9JKkLlrVry
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) February 2, 2021
AlphaTauri AT02 to break cover on Friday, 19 February:
it’s time to mark your calendars! ✌️
the AT02 is coming… pic.twitter.com/g3e8ssEKsz
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) February 4, 2021
Checo getting comfortable at Red Bull:
Starting the morning right with a daily dose of Checo 👋☀️ pic.twitter.com/LLEXTvkGoe
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 4, 2021
Honda say hello to the new old guy – Romain Grosjean – swaps F1 with (no ovals!) IndyCar programme:
— Honda Racing F1 (@HondaRacingF1) February 3, 2021
Aston Martin got all cryptic about who is in the house:
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) February 4, 2021
Ferrari were dreaming of last week at Fiorano:
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 4, 2021
Alfa Romeo, Haas, Alpine and Williams were focusing their news on their esports programmes, keeping a lid on factory activity surrounding their respective cars for the 2021 F1 World Championship.