What will we see this year?  Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images/Red Bull
What will we see this year? Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images/Red Bull

The end is nigh. The end of the lack of F1 action that is. We’re in 2014, the teams are working hard on their new cars and the press releases are starting to flow. So without further ado, here’s the (updating) list of when you’ll get your first chance to see the new spec cars.

  • McLaren launched their car online on the 24th January, before they get to the test. In previous years, they have had a prize-winning audience from Vodafone, but that partnership is now ended.
  • Ferrari will be second to launch their car on 25th January – it will be launched online and the fans are chosen the name – Ferrari F14T.  (looks a bit like FIAT!)
  • Sauber have confirmed 26th January for their new car – the C33.
  • Toro Rosso are getting involved on 27th January with the STR9
  • Mercedes will launch their new car in the pitlane in Jerez on 28th January.
  • Caterham are another team that will launch on Jerez on 28th January. They’ve finally announced their drivers – Marcus Ericsson and Kamui Kobayashi.
  • Red Bull will launch the 2014 championship winning car on 28th January.  The date is definite, the comment is a tad flippant.
  • Williams revealed an image on 23rd Janaury but have said on Twitter they are building up their car for the Jerez test on 28th January, when we’ll see it for real.
  • Marussia have confirmed they will be at Jerez
  • Force India revealed an image on January 22nd – at least they have two drivers though, unlike 2013 when Paul Di Resta did it all by himself!
  • Lotus revealed an image of their car on 24th January, but have announced that they are not taking their new car to Jerez for the first test that starts on 28th January. Apparently it “isn’t ideal for our build and development programme” which means they’re not ready yet. They currently plan to launch in Bahrain on 19th February, so we will have to wait until then to see it in the flesh.