F1 2020 Car Launch: Calendar and News
The Calendar of the F1 2020 Car Launch.
Pre-Season: News and Updates. [See below for photos]
- Formula E GP in China cancelled due to Coronavirus.
- F1 China GP suspended because of Coronavirus.
- F1 Vietnam GP at risk because of Coronavirus. Brawn:”For now the GP is confirmed”.
All the images, news and rumours about the new F1 2020 Car below!
Haas F1 the first to reveal the livery.
Haas F1 Team today unveiled the design and livery of its VF-20 challenger for the record-breaking 22-race 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship. The reveal across the team’s social media channels showcased a variety of digital renderings of the VF-20, set to be driven by Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, complete with its new livery – one which sees the American outfit return to its traditional base colors of gray, red and black in a contemporary restyling of a familiar theme.
Mercedes unveils the new livery anticipating Ferrari. Mind jokes have already started?
The 10th of February Mercedes has shown its colors for 2020. At the Royal Club Automobile of London, we can appreciate some red spot on the 2019 Mercedes. The new model, will be presented the St. Valentine’s day, the 14th February. The reason for the red insertions? Simply the sponsor Ineos. Mind jokes have already started!
Ferrari F1 2020 presentation: Scuderia Ferrari Unveil of 11th February. The SF1000.
At the “Romolo Valli” theatre the first presentation of Ferrari outside Maranello has taken place. The name? SF1000 such as the GP the Ferrari will celebrating in 2020. Beyond the usual declaration, Binotto has stated that “however the SF1000 resembles SF90, many concept have been brought to the limit”.
Technical Insight – SF1000.
From what it is possible to see from the images, the front wing appears to be an hybrid between the outwash concept of SF90 and the inwash philosophy of Red Bull and Mercedes. We don’t know if the front wing showed is the definitive one or only a dummy version for tests. For sure, we can clearly see from the images that the twists of the airfoil profile are different at the end-plates (Figure below, Point 1).
We may also notice some differences on the front assembly structure: in fact, the front wing assembly has a more cantilevered (Point 2) design which has probably the aim to exploit the flow on the underbody in a similar way it was done in high front configuration. The more air the underfloor is able “to elaborate” the more efficiency is gained at the diffuser.
The SF1000 outfit seems to align its design to that of Red Bull in particular for the area of the badgeboard (Point 3) and on the top deck area (where the sponsors UPS, Rayban and Shell). In particular, the curvature of the sidepod tends to accomplish the aerodynamic performance, one the weak point of SF90.
In the end, in ordert to achieve both a more efficient shape and compactness, the rear of the car (the so called “Coca-Cola“) is now slimmer in SF1000 (Point 4).
RB16. The new creature of Adrian Newey.
The smile of Max Verstappen meant more than a bunch of words. The new born of Milton Keynes had to wait only few hours to make debut on track for the filming day.
Extreme cooling. Will the Honda engine suffer?
RB16 shows surprinsingly small radiators intake, even smaller than the one of Ferrari, despite the Japanese engine had some reliability issues last season. The front nose has been subject of micro-aerodynamics studies taking to the edge the concept of Mercedes 2019 without compromising the structural integrity (crash test).
The new McLaren MCL35. The turning point for the Team of Woking.
The 13th of February Mclaren has revealed its single-seater for the 2020. It’s the first model in which also Norris gave its contributiuon to the development. It’s at the present day, the team which had deeply revised the technical project. The design distinguishes for a very high suspension connection (if compared to the one of Ferrari, for example). The front assembly philosophy has been re-considered and also the rake has been revisited.
Our St. Valentine’s Day: the new Mercedes W11.
The 15th Febraury also Toto’s & Co. have made things clear: W11 is already at the debut in Silverstone and the rush for the 7th title is declared open. Hamilton to equal the holy figure of Michael Schumacher and Mercedes to make history. The aerodynamic concepts of 2019 have been brought to the extreme consequences.
The most stylish of the Circus: Alpha Tauri, directly from Toro Rosso.
The team which wins the prize of most fashionable team is up to now, the new born Alpha Tauri, a rebrand of the old Toro Rosso.
If we compare the sidepod of Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and Alpha Tauri we can appreciate the huge work done to reduce drag, will the radiators endure these small openings?