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Formula 1 car launches 2017

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Formula 1 will usher in a new era in February when the all-new 2017 cars are unveiled following the sport's rules overhaul.

With big changes to aerodynamic rules, and the introduction of wider tyres, expected to produce cars which look visibly different and are significantly faster, 2017's 'launch season' is one of F1's most anticipated for years.

Renault are currently the first team scheduled to unveil their 2017 car with the challenger to be revealed on Tuesday February 21.

Force India, meanwhile, will present their new car at an event at Silverstone on February 22, a day before it's the turn of Mercedes. The world champions will launch their car at the home of the British GP on Thursday February 23.

The Silverstone event will involve a fan meet-and-greet with Lewis Hamilton and his new team-mate, while the W08 will also complete its first laps of the season around the historic circuit.

Ferrari will be launching their as-yet-unnamed challenger the following day during a two-day filming day at their Fiorano test track, three days before winter testing begins at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

A number of teams held the first official photocalls with their 2016 cars on the morning of the first Barcelona test and that schedule is likely to be repeated for much of the grid in 2017, with outfits eager to maximise development time.

F1's pre-season programme again runs to two four-day tests at Barcelona, the first session running from February 27-March 2 and then the second from March 7-10. The first grand prix of a 20-race season is in Australia on March 26.

2017 car launches
February 21: Renault, TBC
February 22: Force India VJM10, Silverstone
February 23: Mercedes W08, Silverstone
February 24: Ferrari, Fiorano

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