Alright, so I can reveal that I’m covering this year’s F1 car launches with Race Fans (formerly F1 Fanatic). I have collaborated with them before and it’s a genuinely great site with bang up to date information (and Dieter Rencken is a columnist on there this year too). I’ll link my pieces below, updating this post as they are released:
Haas VF-18 – Draws a lot of influence from last year’s Ferrari while furthering its own concepts around the bargeboard area
Williams FW41 – Paddy Lowe spearheads an aggressive change in design philosophy, both mechanically and aerodynamically
Red Bull RB14 – Returning back to their classic design ethos of tight internal packaging could pay huge dividends in 2018
Sauber C37 – Arguably the best looking car on the grid, their innovative approach to cooling could make or break their season
Renault R.S.18 – Don’t be fooled by the launch photos, the R.S.18 is an all-new car from the ground up
Mercedes W09 – Reworked rear suspension and beautifully refined bodywork should reduce the inconsistent performances of 2017
Ferrari SF71H – A promising evolution of last year’s title contender with impressively narrow bodywork achieved through clever duct work
McLaren MCL33 – Renault power now accompanies a very good chassis, featuring clean aerodynamics and revised rear suspension
Toro Rosso STR13 – Outwardly similar to last year’s car, the new STR has had to accommodate a big change internally – the Honda PU
Force India VJM11 – With an extensive aerodynamic package expected for Melbourne, this analysis reviews the little details that have been added
As you may (or may not) know, all of my technical analysis pieces for the 2016 F1 cars are up on F1 Fanatic this year. However I’ve made it really easy for you to find your favourite car/team by linking them all in this post! So here you are – enjoy!
Mercedes W07 – Can the World Champions continue their winning streak?
Ferrari SF16-H – Ferrari’s bold winter strategy could bring them a step closer to the Mercs
Williams FW38 – The FW38 is arguably the most important car for Williams in a long time
Red Bull RB12 – 2016 may be a stop-gap for the Bulls, but don’t discount them for a podium
Force India VJM09 – Will Force India be able to keep pace with the bigger budget teams?
Renault R.S.16 – It’s Renault’s first year back as a Constructor, so how will the R.S.16 fare?
Toro Rosso STR11 – Arguably the boldest car on the grid, Toro Rosso mean business in 2016
Sauber C35 – Sauber have their eyes on 2017, but the C35 is nonetheless a solid evolution