2009 car reveal

Don’t know about you, but I always get a bit twitchy about new season F1 car launches. It’s the first proper sign of what we can expect from the year ahead. Yes, they’llll change quite dramatically between launch and race, but it’ll be interesting to see how they compare visually with less aero and slicks.

This year, Ferrari will be first to take the covers off, launching what will undoubtedly be called the F2009 at their Maranello HQ this coming Monday, January 12th.

Toyota’s up next on Jan 15th, but in order to convey their ‘commitment to overall cost reduction’, studio shots will be released via something called ‘the internet’ rather than a huge glitzy launch.

Similarly, Lewis Hamilton’s title-defending machine, the McLaren MP4-24, will be unveiled the very next day at the modest Technology Centre in Woking, in contrast to the massive hoo-ha they made last year at the awesome-looking Mercedes heritage museum in Stuttgart.

Then it’s Renault with the R29 and Williams’ FW31, both at Portimão, Portugal and both on Jan 19th. BMW launch the F1.09 on Jan 20th at Valencia – in Spain – and the Red Bull RB5 unveils on February 9th at Jerez, also in Spain.

The STR4 and Force India VJM02 have yet to receive official launch dates, but they probably won’t be too long away either.

So are you getting twitchy too? And which car do you reckon will be the looker this year? Any of them?

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euh…I expected worse to be honest;
of course last years’ was better.
But hey I expected really, really worse.
It’s…pretty ok. so shoot me, I don’t give a f***
can’t wait to see how Iceman will beat everyone’s ass.

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How long before those mirrors are banned – they look suspiciously like areo devices with mirrors on top to me! Have to agree with ‘jeroen’, I expected it to look much worse.

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The new 2009 car is called the F60 and not F2009…something to do with Ferarri going on a nostalgia trip and being involved in the last 60 years of F1.

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Nostalgia trip = Ferrari reminding the FIA just how long they have been in F1 and therefore they should win the title this year, as they deserve it for being the longest serving team in F1……………..

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GR shut up and save the conspiracy as their is none. May the best team win and hopefully that will be with Massa at the helm.

New season now so forget about the last 2 seasons drama and await what comes this year. lets have a clean slate for this one and save us all the anguish of it pre season.

Moan when you feel you have a right to moan and not before.

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Nothing to do with conspiracy theories, I’m just not a Ferrari fan, they have a certain arrogance about them – Just my opinion.

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The new toyota TF1 09 is looking very good, perhaps even better than the new Ferrari F60!

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I agree with ‘R8-BDE’ I think the Toyota TF109 is looking considerably more stlyish than the Ferrari, especially with it’s excellent paintjob. Whether it does well, however, remains to be seen.

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I agree, good paintjob!

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Luis
u are wrong because dont writen something you are writing it
plus mclaren and ferrari will defo have nice cars this year but now toyota and renault are in with a chance

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