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Formula 1 revving up on social media ahead of new season

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:

Mercedes announced their launch date on Tuesday, 2 March:

AlphaTauri AT02 to break cover on Friday, 19 February:

Checo getting comfortable at Red Bull:

Honda say hello to the new old guy – Romain Grosjean – swaps F1 with (no ovals!) IndyCar programme:

Aston Martin got all cryptic about who is in the house:

Ferrari were dreaming of last week at Fiorano:

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.