With less than few days to go for the 2019 F1 car launch week to kick-off, all the four manufacturers Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda have fire-up their engines.
The fire-up social media spree kick-started with McLaren revealing its video on January 31 of the 2019 Renault power unit with Ferrari sharing its own one as well on the same day. Mercedes only shared their on February 8 with Toro Rosso as well of Honda.
In fact, Renault themselves revealed their fire-up with Mercedes and with Toro Rosso doing it for Honda, the set is complete with all the four manufacturers having presented the sound of their respective power units to the fans and the media.
Starting with the champion outfit, here’s the Mercedes’ one which will once again be used by Williams Racing and Racing Point F1 Team in the 2019 season with the German manufacturer the team that everybody is chasing after:
Next up is Ferrari, which is chasing Mercedes for long with the power units to be used up by Rich Energy Haas F1 Team and Alfa Romeo Racing (formerly Sauber). In fact, Haas has already launched its new 2019 livery with the backing of Rich Energy:
https://formula1.ferrari.com/en/engine-sound-2019/ [Ferrari did not share like its rival teams on its social media with the Italian manufacturer using the basic sharing form where we do have to hear the fire-up on their website]
Then we come to Renault which will only have two teams on their list for 2019 after Red Bull Racing parted ways at the end of the 2018 F1 season. It will be the supplier to McLaren along with its own factory outfit:
And finally, we have the Honda power unit which will be Red Bull’s exclusive supplier from the 2019 F1 season after supplying the engines to sister team Toro Rosso in 2018. For the first time since their return, Honda will have two teams at their disposal:
The launch week starts next week with Williams (livery) and Toro Rosso going up first on Monday, followed by Renault on Tuesday, Mercedes, Red Bull & Racing Point (livery) on Wednesday, McLaren on Thursday, Ferrari on Friday and Alfa Romeo on Monday (Feb 18).
The teams have been sharing details about new partnership almost every week while several drivers have had their 2019 seat fitting as they reveal their new helmets. In addition, Renault has provided the first look of Daniel Ricciardo in yellow too.