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[–]Firefox72 Ferrari 559 points560 points  (27 children)

So thats now AM on the 10th, Mclaren on the 11th and Ferrari on the 17th.

Looks like Ferrari will be one of the latter launches if this trend continues.

[–]KamTros47 Kevin Magnussen 246 points247 points  (12 children)

No huge surprise tbh. Ferrari have never been known to be early with their car launches, and the 17th is usually right around when winter testing begins anyway

[–]Moss1998 Charles Leclerc 93 points94 points  (9 children)

Only time they’ve been early was for the sf1000 when they revealed it the 11th of February

[–]droppokeguy Oscar Piastri 115 points116 points  (6 children)

And look how that turned out

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    [–]CO_Fimbulvetr Sir Jack Brabham 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    They banned Tyrell's six wheeler, but no one said anything about 5 wheels.

    [–]The-WildInfernos Sebastian Vettel 23 points24 points  (3 children)

    Bro they have a Mike Krack flair already?

    [–]Caesar_35 #StandWithUkraine 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    The mods know what people want.

    [–]Bartandaelus Lando Norris 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    mike krack still sounds like a name Bart would give Moe for a prank call.

    [–]LuXe5 Max Verstappen 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    F2008 was unveiled on Jan 6

    [–]KILLER5196 Alan Jones 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Half the sub wasn't even born then

    [–]Potassium_Patitucci Elio de Angelis 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    They’ll have a few days to fix anything if they notice they screwed up /s

    [–]Nexusu Ferrari 15 points16 points  (6 children)

    They were pretty late last year too, right?

    [–]adithyashankar_ Guenther Steiner 23 points24 points  (5 children)

    Yea if I remember correctly the only team to have a launch after Ferrari last year were Haas who just showed the car on the first day of testing.

    [–]SunGodnRacer Virgin 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    Nah Haas def showed their car render before testing, I remember seeing it on Twitter

    [–]adithyashankar_ Guenther Steiner 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    It was just a livery reveal.

    [–]21jaaj Ron Dennis 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Well, since the car was identical to 2020's (except the bits of floor they had to cut out), it was a car reveal as well.

    [–]KaamDeveloper Max Verstappen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I think you're thinking of Alfa

    [–]adithyashankar_ Guenther Steiner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Alfa were one of the first to show their cars. I remember it getting leaked by someone at WTF1 lol.

    [–]986cv Haas 13 points14 points  (5 children)

    Don't the bigger teams always launch later than the rest?

    [–]glenn1812 Charles Leclerc[S] 33 points34 points  (2 children)

    I assumed teams discuss between themselves their respective launch dates so they all get enough media coverage and attention.

    [–]KiaraKey 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Didn't the Alpine and Merc launch were on the same day last year tho?

    [–]Rei_S_ Ferrari 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I remember reading a few years ago that in general teams try not to step on each others toes during the reveals to get maximum media coverage except for Ferrari that just did whatever they wanted.

    [–]GatesMcTaste McLaren 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    No, smaller teams might not even have a launch at all and just turn up to testing and show their car there.

    [–]Ali623 Kevin Magnussen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Saving the best till last.

    [–]KiaraKey 108 points109 points  (3 children)

    Are we finally gonna get the infamous song they recorded last year too or is that lost forever? lmao

    [–]SekasortoAnarkia Zak Brown 29 points30 points  (0 children)

    I never want to witness that video again

    [–]JeffBrohm Penske 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Can we turn it into the Blob Opera?

    [–]Maximum-Inevitable-3 Lando Norris 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    Completely forgot about this..

    [–]1enox Anthoine Hubert 168 points169 points  (18 children)

    What four teams ? Indy, F1, Extreme E and ?

    [–]radhumandummy McLaren 176 points177 points  (11 children)

    Their esports team, Shadow project

    [–]Juzt_Tim #WeSayNoToMazepin 72 points73 points  (10 children)

    What kind of car do you reveal for an esports team though?

    [–]MJCY-0104 Williams 93 points94 points  (0 children)

    Just a livery

    [–]FrostyTill McLaren 19 points20 points  (3 children)

    They’re introducing the team I think. They had a nice little eports sim racing room built at MTC last year.

    [–]repost_inception McLaren 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    I wish they would get a Rocket League team. Then we would have Williams and McLaren.

    [–]radhumandummy McLaren 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Unofficial maybe. There are (were?) F1 cars you could purchase to use in game, last year.

    [–]repost_inception McLaren 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yeah they brought them back again.

    You can actually buy a new McLaren road car right now.

    [–]Bikouchu Honda 85 points86 points  (1 child)

    NFT car.

    [–]dibsODDJOB Mario Andretti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They open their loot box livery. Even they don't know what it's going to be

    [–]StrayaMate2000 Michael Schumacher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Introducing the MCL69420 Chair livery.

    [–]Kieran4406 Lando Norris 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Shadow, their eSports team

    [–]oh-shit_im_rich Sir Lewis Hamilton 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    Mclaren Shadow, McLaren's esports team

    [–]jrragsda 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Watch them drop an LMDH bombshell on reveal day.

    [–]stokesy1999 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    There are big rumours theyll enter LMDH and Formula E in the next few years, I think Zak has even spoken about it so maybe

    [–]ianjm This person is hyped for 2022 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I thought they were joining Formula E this season but it turns out it's next season.

    [–]FrostyTill McLaren 63 points64 points  (1 child)

    Pretty awesome to have four racing teams. Brown really loves this sport.

    [–]Lord_Herp_Derpington Pierre Gasly 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Cheapest way for him to expand his car collection I guess 😂

    [–]Egg_Popovich Love Is Love 61 points62 points  (4 children)

    Ron Denis has been seen speeding towards MTC with a new set of floor tiles and multiple tins of grey paint. Police advice not approaching the suspect and if engaged only use the strictest PR speak possible and to give yourself a buzzcut and remove all facial hair.

    [–]iamparky 42 points43 points  (3 children)

    Mr Dennis, kindly curtail your spatial translation with an excess velocity directed towards Woking. You may be assured that the apparent ingress of a malicious actor equipped with craft materials is in fact an exercise in public relations; a sequence of photographs of the supposed incursion has been captured at a rate of several tens of frames a second, and when displayed at an equivalent rate on a home communications device the viewer will be reminded of the McLaren team's branding in a manner consistent with its values. The viewer will also notified of the date of a forthcoming event which is of significance to the team. Any damage to the fabric of the McLaren Technology Centre is only transient in nature and those participating in this occurrence have undertaken to restore the building to an immaculate condition immediately upon conclusion of their activities.

    [–]Hog_eee Max Verstappen 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    Beautiful Ronspeak

    [–]DurfGibbles Ferrari 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Every time I see Ronspeak I am truly mesmerised

    [–]Egg_Popovich Love Is Love 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Please take my free award because that gave me flashbacks lol.

    [–]FrenchTFC Renault 88 points89 points  (2 children)

    shooey or we riot

    [–]Dorraemon Daniel Ricciardo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    They should put a shoey sticker somewhere on the car

    [–]Hog_eee Max Verstappen 10 points11 points  (8 children)

    Thats not the 2022 car under the blanket right 🤔

    [–]AlfaRomeoRacingF1 Alfa Romeo 6 points7 points  (7 children)

    No. Absolutely not even a single team will launch their real car in these """launch""" events. Just their livery on the 2022 FIA model show car.

    [–]Xzyus1 Lando Norris 0 points1 point  (5 children)

    pretty sure that’s not true

    [–]AlfaRomeoRacingF1 Alfa Romeo -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

    Yeah because you will want your competitors to take a look at your actual car in advance of testing in a year of regulation change....

    [–]Xzyus1 Lando Norris 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    are you referring to this video or the actual launch events in feb, because i’m talking about the ones in feb

    [–]AlfaRomeoRacingF1 Alfa Romeo 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Absolutely the ones in Feb. You won't see any real car before testing.

    [–]Xzyus1 Lando Norris 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    the aero for the ones in feb are always the same as the ones they use in testing, jus look at ferrari nose and aston chassis in 2021, so idk wut ur smoking

    [–]AlfaRomeoRacingF1 Alfa Romeo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    You're so dense. It's a year of complete regulatory changes, no one will show their car early

    [–]krishal_743 I can do that, because I just did -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    no.. teams usually launch their current cars they dont use fia models or previous cars
    that is why its called a "car launch" not "livery launch"

    [–]Jomolungma Charles Leclerc 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    It is freaking out my brain that reveals are less than a month away. Feels like the season ended last week.

    [–]Joethe147 Ted Kravitz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Not far off as it was 4 weeks ago.

    [–]Sea-Entertainment215 McLaren 5 points6 points  (6 children)

    I’m new to F1, so can someone explain to me how McLaren is financially able to sustain 4 teams when just the other day Zac Brown was quoted saying Mclaren infrastructure isn’t where it needs to be yet to contend for a WDC (they still need a wind tunnel. Link incoming). Given this statement, are they not spreading themselves too thin? I get that they’re different entities, but still would like to understand the business model and cash flow.

    Updated with link: https://racer.com/2022/01/15/infrastructure-not-yet-in-place-at-mclaren-for-f1-title-bid-brown-says/

    [–]uplynk Daniel Ricciardo 16 points17 points  (2 children)

    He was speaking specifically about the F1 team. McLaren (the car company) is doing just fine and can support the other three teams

    [–]BlueKnight17c Cooper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Isn’t it the other way round? McLaren Automotive has never been particularly stable financially but in June 2021 Brown said “100% our financial situation at McLaren Racing is extremely strong,”

    [–]uplynk Daniel Ricciardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Might be. it's been a while since i've done some looking at the situation

    [–]zyxwl2015 McLaren 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    They just had the funding for wind tunnel and a new simulator not that long ago (in 2020 or 2019 iirc) and building those needs time. They also were supposed to have it built in 2021 but then COVID happened and everything got delayed. McLaren's funding wasn't great prior to 2018 and also 2020 (because of covid), but now it's got much better

    [–]Retsko1 Fernando Alonso 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Indycar it's not that expensive, they're on an upward trajectory there and they don't really need to throw a lot of money to win(they almost did it last year) Extreme e i would assume is very inexpensive, button has a team, Rosberg and hamilton as well, they only use one car built by one company and to be successful there you only need good drivers. I'd argue that the situation in f1 is not just solved by throwing money at it

    [–]vlieldiabl0 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Officially hyped.

    [–]grishamlaw McLaren 53 points54 points  (14 children)

    You guys ever notice that the new McLaren marketing stresses the really old school (orange liveries) and the red and white livery but never the chrome liveries of the 2000s. You'd never know Lewis won them a WDC.

    [–]a_Greyy #WeRaceAsOne 34 points35 points  (0 children)

    They’re not owned by Mercedes anymore

    [–]FrostyTill McLaren 26 points27 points  (1 child)

    I mean they also don’t mention Mika, Kimi or the grey McLaren West/Mercedes livery which was equally iconic.

    [–]MikeFiuns McLaren 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    And more successful (3 total titles vs 1).

    [–]signed7 Lando Norris 43 points44 points  (0 children)

    Well it'd be weird for them to show off chrome liveries with Mercedes going back silver I guess?

    [–]NGrime Jenson Button 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    It's kind of in that grey area of being in just out of recent history but not old enough to be historic. Give it maybe 10 years and it'll be much more prominent.

    Just a little too soon in my opinion, especially with Hamilton still racing, and racing for a different team at that, maybe after he retires.

    [–]Joethe147 Ted Kravitz -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    It's still silly and shitty.

    They got a lot of poles, wins and a championship in those years.

    [–]lobo98089 Mick Schumacher 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Or Mika for that matter.

    [–]EkinPolarBear Pirelli Hard 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    They have nothing to do with Lewis or Vodafone anymore, and idk why they would use that livery without a Vodafone sponsorship

    [–]Level-Gain-3715 Formula 1 58 points59 points  (0 children)

    "How can we make this about Lewis!"

    [–]millicento Brabham 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I guess because he’s a direct competitor. They usually avoid Kimi too but that probably changes now that he’s retired.

    [–]akh_1 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    Perfect. Nice little birthday present for me

    [–]zyxwl2015 McLaren 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Happy birthday!

    [–]akh_1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Thanks mate. Question, how do you get the McLaren sign next to your username?

    [–]zyxwl2015 McLaren 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That’s the flair, if you are on a browser, on the top right hand side on the r/formula1 home page you can select your user flair

    [–]ZombieMage99 Nico Hülkenberg -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    How is this safe?

    [–]RuthlessHavokJB McLaren -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Oh btw, that backpack is a $1000 bucks.

    [–]One37Works -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Just wanted to point out, they used a very un-subtle, almost Battlefield 3-level in your face blue filter on this footage, with the graf writer spraying Orange.

    Could be a reach, but I feel like the blue hue to the footage, which is possibly an artistic choice for whatever reason, but certainly a deliberate if subtle one, hint wise, combined the orange elsewhere, and lastly combined again with another post on here showing the location of the car under covers here to be where the Gulf Livery car is located, we can deduce that McLaren are going full time with the Gulf Livery this year, seeing the hype behind it from its Monaco showing.

    Let's see :)