Everything you need to know about Formula 1 pre-season

In February, teams will start unveiling their cars ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 season.

On March 3, the 2023 season will get underway in Bahrain, with teams up and down the paddock full of ambition.

The season promises to be one of the most competitive yet, as teams have now had a full year to understand the major regulation changes that came into effect at the start of 2022.

At the front of the grid, Mercedes and Ferrari will both be hoping to challenge Red Bull for the championship, having suffered with performance and reliability issues last season respectively.

Towards the back, Williams will be hoping that their new team principal James Vowles can lead them away from the bottom of the championship, with Alex Albon and promising rookie Logan Sargeant providing hope for the fans.

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Formula 1 will head to Bahrain for pre-season testing between the 23rd and 25th of February, with every team having unveiled their cars by then.

Haas will kick off the announcements by showing off their 2023 car on January 31st, with fans excited to see how their new partnership with MoneyGram features on the livery.

Red Bull will then launch their car in the USA on February 3rd, quickly followed by Williams and Alfa Romeo on the 6th and 7th respectively.

February 11th will see Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri launch their car, while the 13th will host two presentations, with Aston Martin and McLaren both revealing their 2023 challengers that day.

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The hotly anticipated launch of Ferrari and Mercedes’ will come on the 14th and 15th of February before Alpine round off the announcements on the 16th.

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It is important to note that Red Bull have billed their event on 3rd as a ‘season launch’ rather than a new car launch, leaving the details of the event up to the imagination.

It is also expected that some teams could sandbag during the pre-season test by deliberately not showing the full potential of their car to deceive their rivals.

The pre-season tests in Bahrain will be following by the Grand Prix at the same venue, meaning the start of the 2023 is just over a month away.