McLaren and Toro Rosso reveal 2018 Formula 1 car launch dates

McLaren has announced that its new Renault powered MCL33 will be unveiled on February 23, the week before Formula 1's 2018 pre-season testing begins

McLaren and Toro Rosso reveal 2018 Formula 1 car launch dates

The team has big ambitions for the year ahead following its change of engine supplier from Honda, having overcome some packaging headaches to fit the Renault unit in its chassis.

The car will be presented the day after Ferrari unveils its 2018 design.

Mercedes announces launch for same day as Ferrari

McLaren is thought likely to launch its new car in Spain ahead of the following week's tests, rather than at its British base.

Toro Rosso, which has taken the Honda supply that McLaren did not want, will launch its own car on the evening before the first test.

An event is scheduled for the evening of February 25.

The first Barcelona pre-season test begins on February 26, and it is possible a number of teams will choose to simply unveil their cars shortly before running starts that morning.

2018 F1 launch dates so far

Ferrari: February 22
McLaren: February 23
Toro Rosso: February 25

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