Before tests’ start, Formula 1 teams have to show their cars for the season-2020. We will see new cars already in two weeks, in mid-February.
The Italian team Scuderia Ferrari will be the first to hold the presentation. On February 11 Ferrari presents its new cars traditionally in Maranello. Next day, on February 12, it is planned that the two main rivals of the peloton – teams Renault and Red Bull – will show their cars, however Red Bull hasn’t yet confirmed this date officially.
On February 13, it will be McLaren's turn, and current Champion Mercedes team will show its new car on Valentine's day, February 14, along with Toro Rosso, or rather Alpha Tauri, how it calls since this year.
A few days ago Williams and Alfa Romeo teams confirmed the dates of their presentations. Alfa Romeo confirmed that it will hold a presentation on the morning of February 19, before the first day of tests. Haas is also expected to present its car together with Alfa Romeo. Racing Point was chosen for the presentation on February 17, and Williams will present the livery and computer images of the new car on the same day, and the full car will also be shown on February 19, the first day of tests.
The schedule of presentations:
February 11 – Ferrari
February 12 – Renault, Red Bull Racing (not officially confirmed)
February 13 – McLaren
February 14 – Mercedes, Alpha Tauri
February 17 – Racing Point, Williams (not officially confirmed)
February 19 – Alfa Romeo, Haas (not officially confirmed)
This year's Formula 1 2020 winter tests will be held in Barcelona on February 19-21 and 26-28. This time the tests will be held under new rules: the FIA has approved changes designed to make test session more “open” and interesting for spectators and fans.
The rules are that Formula 1 teams will no longer be able to hide their new cars. Previously, special screens, as well as equipment and spare parts of machines were actively used for this purpose. Now no screens, coverings, or obstacles that hide parts of cars can be used at any time in the paddock, in garages, on the pit lane, or on the starting grid, except for a requirement for mechanical reasons.
So that after presentations and tests, fans do not have to get bored, waiting for the start of the season, everyone's favorite series Drive to Survive will be released on February 28. According to information of several sources, in the second season all teams took part in the filming of the series, including Ferrari and Mercedes, who refused to participate last year.