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F1 2018: The new cars are launched

1. The Haas VF-18

Haas remain the lone American-based outfit in Formula 1 although much of the work on their 2018 car will have been completed at their factory in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Powered by Ferrari engines, the VF-18 – the first of the 2018 cars to be revealed – will be driven by an unchanged line-up of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. With both drivers in the final year of their existing contracts, a critical season awaits.

2. The Red Bull RB14

Unveiled in a dynamic ‘launch livery’ – the RB14 immediately caused a stir on its unveiling – and when it became the first of the 2018 cars to hit the track at Silverstone a week before the start of F1 testing. Stung by their slow starts in 2016 and 2017, which left them playing catch-up to Mercedes and Ferrari, Red Bull fast-forwarded the launch of the RB14.

3. The Alpha Romeo Sauber C37

This is the first car revealed by Swiss-based Sauber since their ”strategic, commercial and technological’ alliance with Alfa Romeo was announced – a tie-up which will see the iconic brand return to F1 for the first time in 33 years. The partnership is part of Sauber increasing their relationship with Ferrari, and the C37 will be powered by the Italian manufacturer’s new engines, having settled for year-old power units in 2017.

Source Credit: Sky Sports
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