2012 F1 Car Launch Thread

Posted by EC83 
2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 09, 2012 10:01PM
Posted by: EC83
The launches can't be far away now, so here's the thread...
Post any stories and pics of the 2012 cars here :)

Launch Schedule so far:

Caterham CT01 - January 25
McLaren MP4/27 - February 1
Ferrari - February 3
Force India VJM05 - February 3
Red Bull RB8 - February 5
Lotus E20 - February 5
Sauber C31 - February 6
Marussia MR01 - February 21







Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/2012 06:13PM by EC83.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 09, 2012 11:06PM
Posted by: flat tyre
One of my favourite parts of the F1 year is nearly here! Love the anticipation leading up to the car launches. :)

But for some reason they're launching the cars later this year... I don't think it's until around the beginning of February. The first test is on the 7th Feb (easy for me to remember, because that's my birthday lol. Will be a nice pressie to read the news about the first test.)

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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 09, 2012 11:45PM
Posted by: EC83
Yeah, there seems not to be any specific news yet about the launches or even a launch schedule easily available, I've searched thoroughly on Google News and not much has come up. Strange, with only just over 2 months now till the first race.

Edit: Found a partial schedule at least.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2012 11:58PM by EC83.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 10, 2012 10:55AM
Posted by: mcdo
On F1.com it mentions that the cars now have to pass all crash tests before they start testing. That might extend launch dates?
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 12:13PM
Posted by: NeilPearson
MY EYES MY BEAUTIFUL EYES





Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 12:33PM
Posted by: J i m
Lol..... well.. Hahahahahah (*thumps table) it's teheheheheheh, well it's just ruined a perfectly good t-shirt for one which is a lesson to never to take a swig of tea before viewing something hilarious.

Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 12:51PM
Posted by: truecrysis
These are some others you can add

Lotus: 5th feb
Force India: 3rd feb
Caterham: i heard it was tomorrow, but apparently its today...
Marussia: 21st feb

My god its hideous!


Ive just read too xero that the kinked nose looks like being common this year, im hoping to hell atleast some teams decide that a good looking car is the way forward... Why cant they have a smooth transition.


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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 12:51PM
Posted by: Xero
There nose kinks are looking to be a common feature for most of the teams... so damn ugly.

Well, at least the McLaren will still look good!
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 01:21PM
Posted by: Ferrari2007
Please don't let every car have that horrible nose




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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 01:56PM
Posted by: Carlitox
Reminds me of...



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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 02:18PM
Posted by: danm
it looks like someone got impatient when the page printed and gave it a little tug to speed things up, kinking the feed.

what a monstrosity.


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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 03:01PM
Posted by: elemental
It looks like those pics were taken right after a crash test...I bet unfortunately all the cars will end up like that. Not really what I had in mind for low noses...

Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 04:21PM
Posted by: chet
I like.

As what happens all year, I could complain and say it looks horrible, but by lap 2 of the Oz GP ill love every car as if they came out my own arse.

Either way, you can rely on Torro Rosso to come up with some beautiful. They are italian, so expect it to look amazing, sound amazing and be amazing for all of about 2 seconds before something horrible happens ;)!

The colours save the car for me. Imagine what the Force India will look like!






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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 04:34PM
Posted by: danm
what was their inspiration - Kubica's nose!?


Jenson drives it like he owns it; Lewis drives it like he stole it
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 04:38PM
Posted by: IWE



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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 04:41PM
Posted by: childcarracing
I LOVE THAT CATERHAM!!!! :) IT LOOKS SO COOL :) I can't wait till Mercedes launch their new car! :) Mercedes AMG Petronas THEY WILL BE LEGEND!!!! :)
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 04:42PM
Posted by: childcarracing
It's not hideos! :) IT LOOKS LEGEND!!!! I LOVE THE CATERHAM! I hope they get at least a point this year.

truecrysis Wrote:
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> These are some others you can add
>
> Lotus: 5th feb
> Force India: 3rd feb
> Caterham: i heard it was tomorrow, but apparently
> its today...
> Marussia: 21st feb
>
> My god its hideous!
> [cdn.images.autosport.com]
> 91.jpg
>
> Ive just read too xero that the kinked nose looks
> like being common this year, im hoping to hell
> atleast some teams decide that a good looking car
> is the way forward... Why cant they have a smooth
> transition.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 06:16PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
It looks weird now but we'll be used to it soon enough. That is because the new noses can only be 55cm high, so to fit a low nose on a high-ended monocoque, that's what has to happen. It looks like someone's sat on the end of it. Dawn French, maybe.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 06:46PM
Posted by: EC83
That looks like the 2011 car got raped by a Matchbox toy and then gave birth to this. It's disgusting.



Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: January 25, 2012 06:59PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
I don't think it's that bad!
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