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Pre-season launch dates, online and on track // F1's 2014 machinery set for low-key reveals

Published by Christine

Sauber launched their car online last year
Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

The 2014 cars have so many changes to them that we want to get a glimpse as soon as possible. Teams, on the other hand, are keen to keep their new machinery under wraps as long as they can.

With that and the lack of funds in and around the paddock, the launches are low-key this year. I've already expounded on how disappointing this is, but even with the lacklustre launches, there's still a lot to look forward to.

Most of the teams are either opting for an online reveal, or a first glimpse just before the testing in Spain gets underway. We know that Lotus are skipping the first pre-season test in Jerez, so the reveal of their new car will come later in the year than most others. Here are the launch dates we know so far.

DateTeamLocation
24 JanMcLaren MercedesOnline
25 JanScuderia FerrariOnline
26 JanSauber F1 TeamOnline
27 JanScuderia Toro RossoJerez, Spain
28 JanCaterham F1 TeamJerez, Spain
28 JanInfiniti Red Bull RacingJerez, Spain
28 JanMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamJerez, Spain

With new cars, new engines, new driver line-ups and new partnerships up and down the grid, there's a lot to look out for as the 2014 pre-season starts to gather momentum.

Don't forget the fabulous Sidepodcast calendar, which syncs to your personal calendar, featuring all the launches and testing, plus dates for each Grand Prix this year.

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