How the first real F1 2022 launch cars compare
After a shy start to the 2022 Formula 1 launch season, the eye-catching scenes are in full flow thanks to Aston Martin and McLaren respectively. Both teams have provided a snapshot of what to expect this year along with a hint at the key battlegrounds and developments to come
“Launch week” has picked up in pace dramatically after Red Bull kicked off with the audacity to declare that Formula 1’s concept 2022 model was its actual RB18, when it actually amounted to nothing more than a livery launch.
Thankfully, Aston Martin and McLaren have done the lord’s work. Thursday’s reveal of Aston’s AMR22 was a first proper look at an actual 2022 car, and although we expect some degree of variation between its shakedown model and the real deal, the car unveiled at least showed how the Silverstone squad had interpreted the new rules.
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