With 2022 F1 season not far off, FormulaRapida.net is noting down the car launch dates, tentative filming run and fire-up here.
After Williams announced its launch date earlier on Tuesday, it completed the 2022 set of launches which already started with Haas last week. This week will see further three presentations with the next one having four, leaving two for later.
Here’s the list of F1 launches along with times:
Haas – February 4 – Online
Red Bull – February 9 – Online – 16:00 GMT (17:00 CET)
Aston Martin – February 10 – Online – 14:00 GMT (15:00 CET)
McLaren – February 11 – Online/Sky Sports F1 – 19:00 GMT (20:00 CET)
AlphaTauri – February 14 – Online – 11:00 GMT (12:00 CET)
Williams – February 15 – Online – 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET)
Ferrari – February 17 – Online – 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET)
Mercedes – February 18 – Online/Silverstone – TBC
Alpine – February 21 – Online – TBC
Alfa Romeo – February 27 – Online – 9:00 GMT (10:00 CET)
Moving on to the fire-up sounds, while Mercedes already shared theirs in December, its rivals like Alpine and Ferrari only did so in January and February, respectively. Since Honda is not officially around, there will be no fire-up clip from the Japanese manufacturer.
Red Bull usually don’t share theirs, leaving only AlphaTauri who shared the sound of the Red Bull Powertrains ‘Honda’ power unit. In fact, in the customer F1 outfit list, only McLaren and Aston Martin have shared a video of its fire-up.
Here’s the F1 fire-up videos:
Sound UP! ⬆️🔊 #TBT to our fire-up in December, as W13 burst into life! 👊
1⃣5⃣ days to go until our 2022 car reveal! 👀pic.twitter.com/fphuaVp2dI
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) February 3, 2022
𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗡 🔊
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 3, 2022
ATTENTION: This 𝙞𝙨 the sound of our fire-up 💥
Heralding a new era of #Alpine innovation and progress. Pushing the boundaries of #F1 technology. Showcasing the collaborative spirit between Enstone and Viry. This is the birth of the #A522. This is our very first 2022 fire-up. pic.twitter.com/mmemLxhDvB
— BWT Alpine F1 Team (@AlpineF1Team) January 21, 2022
volume UP! 🔊
the AT03 roars to life for the first time 💙 pic.twitter.com/AxMA8TCMpq
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) February 4, 2022
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 26, 2022
With the fire-ups and launches done, the next task for the F1 outfits will be filming days where they get 100 km to run on non-racing tyres. The filming day will be the first-ever action for the 2022 cars on track in their supposed final version with the 18-inches tyres.
Most of the teams would take up the option to undertake at least one run before the 2022 season kicks-off, leaving one more day at hand for later running. This year’s filming day will be a big litmus check for all the systems with brand new parts installed.
As things stands, only Mercedes and Haas have seemingly confirmed their dates for the filming day. The tentative date for Alfa Romeo’s filming day co-incides with their launch date, whose venue hasn’t been shared even though it will be online.
In the last few years, Red Bull’s launch has co-incided with a shakedown at Silverstone, which could be the case this year too, while AlphaTauri prefers its shakedown to be either at Imola or Misano. As for Aston Martin and McLaren, they had their shakedown last year at Silverstone and like Red Bull, it could be the same this year too.
Here’s a tentative F1 team list along with the track and date:
Aston Martin – February 10 – Silverstone (likely)
Mercedes – February 18 – Silverstone
Haas – February 21 – Barcelona
Ferrari – February 22 – Barcelona
Alpine – February 22 – Barcelona
Williams – February 26 – Barcelona
Alfa Romeo – February 27 – Barcelona
Red Bull – TBC
AlphaTauri – TBC
McLaren – TBC
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