New car launches to be in...

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
...Valencia on January 30th. So, with most F1 cars being built in the UK FOM (for I presume they are behind the decision) have chosen Spain as the best place to unveil next years F1 cars. In fairness, the teams are off to the Ricardo Tormo circuit for testing afterwards but I am struggling with this love of all things Spanish in F1 at present.

Oh, silly me, it's all down to money isn't it.

One final question, does this mean there is a proper race track close to Valencia? If so, why do we have to put up with the appaling street docks race every year?

New Car Launches
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
I suppose the thinking is that as all teams are going to be in the vicinity then that's the obvious choice.

Even though the UK is the home base of many teams, a lot of others would still have to ship their cars and staff here if the launch was in the UK and then off to Spain.
So costs would be that much higher.

Having it on a Saturday is a bit odd though.
I have a feeling that will change to a week day.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
does this mean there is a proper race track close to Valencia
Yep.

Interlagos
Silverstone
San Marino
Hockenheim
Suzuka
Malaysia
Melbourne
Monaco
Imola
Zolder
Anderstorp
Indianapolis
Watkins Glen
Kyalami
Donnignton
Brands Hatch
Castle Coombe
Any suggested circuit layout from the back of a Scalextric box
The top gear test track
Ceasers Palice car park
My local Asda car park
The main runway at Heathrow

Take your pick !!!!!!
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
With the few testing days available it's pointless testing at snowy Silverstone in January - they would all have been in Spain anyway chasing the good weather.

As for the Ricardo Tormo circuit, it's more of a bike track - a bit narrow, a bit twisty. Probably would be worse for F1 even than the harbour...no, really!
 

teabagyokel

#dejavu
Valued Member
fedupwithuserids said:
CaT said:

Any suggested circuit layout from the back of a Scalextric box.

SSsshhhh!!!

Don't give Bernie and Tilke any ideas, they havn't tried that figure of 8 yet.
Nowt wrong with figure of 8s, they've got one, and its pretty good...!
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
It's all off....well, not quite but it may be...

Plans for Formula 1 teams to stage a common car launch next year are now hanging in the balance, AUTOSPORT has learned.

F1 teams agreed earlier this month to stage a spectacular event in downtown Valencia to unveil each of their 2010 contenders.

It was hoped that the event would not only help reduce teams' individual costs for launches, but it would also allow fans the chance to get closer to the sport.

However, although teams were in favour of the general idea of the car launch, it has proved difficult for them to reach agreement on the specific details of the event.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80624
 
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