Haas are set to kick off the System 1 launches forward of the 2023 season, with the staff attributable to unveil their new livery – reasonably than the precise automotive – on 31 January. A barely new look is predicted, given the current addition of latest major title sponsor MoneyGram.
Three days later, Crimson Bull will host their launch of the RB19 in New York. However why have the Milton Keynes-based outfit chosen to journey to the opposite facet of the Atlantic for the occasion?
In recent times, System 1’s reputation has skyrocketed in america. Crimson Bull have additionally felt this, with main US software program firm Oracle at present appearing because the staff’s title sponsor.
Though Oracle’s headquarters are in Texas, the gap remains to be nearer than if the squad had been to launch the RB19 within the UK. Because of this key figures from Oracle can attend the occasion extra simply.
Crimson Bull have opted to launch in New York, town that famously by no means sleeps. The views of town skyline will certainly make for some placing photos.
Through the years, the staff have grow to be identified for his or her present runs throughout a variety of areas. May we see one of many squad’s challengers hitting the streets of New York?
It would not be the primary time this has occurred in spite of everything; Sergio Perez beforehand took his Crimson Bull for a spin across the metropolis in 2022, whereas Sebastian Vettel beforehand examined out the streets in 2012.
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Will Crimson Bull truly reveal the RB19?
One other query is whether or not Crimson Bull will reveal their actual 2023 automotive. In spite of everything, it will be an costly activity to ship the automobile to New York, and testing remains to be three weeks away. Is the automotive completed in any respect?
In 2022, we didn’t get to see the actual RB18 on the squad’s launch, which passed off on 9 February. So will they present it now? May there be one other present automotive unveiled this time round, or may Crimson Bull spring a shock?
It could possibly be that Crimson Bull’s major motive for travelling to america is to do with the revealing of a brand new partnership.
Rumours have continued that Christian Horner’s staff could reveal a collaboration with a carmaker for the brand new engine period being launched into F1 in 2026.
In that case, Ford is the prime candidate, as they’re, in spite of everything, American, have competed in System 1 in numerous types previously and have beforehand hinted at their curiosity in a return. And, in fact, a partnership with a staff like Crimson Bull is rarely dangerous for PR.
Is that this why Max Verstappen has to make the journey from Monaco to New York for the occasion? Or is it merely to take the canvas off his model new automotive, in order that the brand new RB19 with the New York skyline has a pleasant backdrop? All ought to grow to be clear on 3 February.