Formula 1 2018 car launch & testing schedule

Charles Leclerc unveils the new Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula One Team car
Alfa Romeo Sauber unveiled their new partnership livery in December - on an old car

Formula 1 teams are putting the final touches to their new cars before the first race in Australia on 25 March.

And this year they will all have a different look, as 'halo' cockpit protection becomes a requirement.

The teams kick-off pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain on 26 February before returning for a second session in March.

There will be live BBC Sport text commentary on all eight days of the two tests.

2018 team car launches

DateTeam Launch venue
Further car launch dates will be added here when they are announced
LaunchedRed BullOnline
LeakedToro Rosso Online
LaunchedMcLaren Online
Feb 26Force IndiaBarcelona (testing)

F1's new machines

Haas launched digital images of the VF-18
Haas... struggled to stand out at most races in 2017, as did the predominantly grey livery

Barcelona testing schedule

Circuit de Catalunya

Monday, 26 February - Thursday, 1 March 2018

Tuesday, 6 March - Friday, 9 March 2018

vettel tests the hale device
The halo cockpit protection was tested across 2016 and 2017 following recent fatal injuries to racing drivers

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