When do the 2019 Formula 1 cars launch?

The early dates for February's car launch season are revealed...

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The countdown has begun to Formula 1's car launch season after the first teams revealed their plans for events in mid-February.

New aerodynamic rules designed to aid overtaking mean that the new 2019 cars will look different to their predecessors - particularly at the front of the car.

In keeping with recent tradition, most teams look set to reveal their challengers in the week before testing begins at Barcelona on February 18.

Renault have so far selected the earliest date, February 12, for an event at their Enstone base in Oxfordshire. Last year's fourth-place championship finishers are set to have external expectations heightened this year by the arrival of seven-time race winner Daniel Ricciardo to partner Nico Hulkenberg.

Racing Point, the team formerly known as Force India, will reflect their new Canadian ownership by launching their season in Toronto on February 13.

It's a Valentine's Day reveal for McLaren, who enter their second season with Renault engines hoping for a big improvements from the new MCL34.

Ferrari's car launch remains one of the centrepieces of any F1 pre-season and the Italian squad will reveal the challenger they finally hope will propel them back to world title glory on February 15.

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