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    The F1 launch thread, 2014 edition

    Jan 24 - McLaren
    Jan 25 - Ferrari
    Jan 28 (Jerez test) - Caterham, Mercedes

    No idea about the rest but they must be getting close ...
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    The MP4-29 will be revealed online at noon GMT, January 24th.

    Mercedes has also indicated its new 2014 car, the W05, will be ready in time for the first test of the year at Jerez on January 28th.
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    For the UK People:

    Ok, heard back earlier today.

    There are currently NO plans for live coverage on the F1 channel. Current plans are as follows:

    Daily Live updates on Sky Sports News.
    Ted will do a notebook every evening on First and Third test on the F1 Channel and no doubt this will be available online too.
    It's expected there will be a daily 15 minute wrap every test on the F1 Channel but this is TBC
    Live trackside commentary on Sky.com or skysports.com website plus picture galleries.

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    Caterham plan to reveal their 2014 contender on the morning of the first day of the Jerez test, January 28th.
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    In other F1 news, here are the numbers that the drivers have chosen for themselves. The rules changed, and it's MotoGP style, where drivers choose (and keep) numbers unless they have the championship-defending #1.

    Red Bull
    1. Sebastian Vettel (will use 5 when not reigning champion)
    3. Daniel Ricciardo

    Mercedes
    44. Lewis Hamilton
    6. Nico Rosberg

    Ferrari
    14. Fernando Alonso
    7. Kimi Raikkonen

    Lotus
    8. Romain Grosjean
    13. Pastor Maldonado

    McLaren
    22. Jenson Button
    20. Kevin Magnussen

    Force India
    27. Nico Hulkenberg
    11. Sergio Perez

    Sauber
    99. Adrian Sutil
    21. Esteban Gutierrez

    Toro Rosso
    25. Jean Eric Vergne
    26. Daniel Kvyat

    Williams
    19. Felipe Massa
    77. Valtteri Bottas

    Marussia
    17. Jules Bianchi
    TBC Max Chilton

    Caterham
    Both drivers to be confirmed

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    Fans can choose from a selection of five different names listed on Ferrari’s official website.

    The options available are F14 T, F14 Maranello, F14 Scuderia, F166 Turbo and F616. A winner will be chosen on January 24th.

    Ferrari will then reveal its new car for the first time the following day. Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen plus team principal Stefano Domenicali, will also answer a selection of questions put forward by fans.
    Emphasis mine, but only so I can post a quote.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrari's official web
    25 January 2014 at 14.30 CET
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    Toro Rosso will reveal the STR9 in the pit lane at [Jerez] at (4:30pm in the UK) on January 27th.

    Sauber will reveal their 2014 F1 car before pre-season testing begins. The C33 will be shown for the first at 4pm on January 26th on their official website.
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    No one commenting on McLaren failing some of the mandatory FIA crash tests which put the board and Ron Dennis into a state of apoplexy, prompting Ron to take charge again and possibly meaning McLaren won't be at the first test?

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    From SomersF1

    McLaren MP4-29 - Friday 24th January (Online Presentation)
    Mercedes W05 - Tuesday 28th Jaunary (Jerez test 1st day)
    Caterham - CT04 - Tuesday 28th Jaunary (Jerez test 1st day) - Assume they'll announce their driver line-up then too.
    Williams FW36 - Announced their intentions to be at the first test in Jerez so will likely soft launch the car on the first day like Mercedes & Caterham
    Red Bull RB10 - Tuesday 28th January (Jerez test 1st day) should have an official unveiling where as other teams are likely to simply drive the car out of the garage
    Ferrari (TBA) - Saturday 25th January (Online Presentation)
    Sauber C33 - Sunday 26th January (Online Presentation)
    Toro Rosso STR9 - Monday 27th January (5.30pm) Jerez Pitlane
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