These are the new F1 cars for 2018’s World Championship


Car news / Среда, Февраль 21st, 2018

Over the last week or so, we’ve seen F1 teams start to reveal their new cars for the forthcoming season, which officially starts at the Melbourne Grand Prix on 25 March. So far, we’ve seen vehicles unveiled by Haas, Williams, Red Bull, Sauber and Renault. You can see details of all the new cars on this page, and we’ll keep the list updated as other teams — including Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari — reveal their new vehicles.

Haas F1 VF-18

American team Haas was the first to reveal its new car for the 2018 season on 14 February. The VF-18 is an evolution of the team’s second car, the VF-17, which achieved an eighth-place finish in the 2017 constructors standings, ahead of Mclaren Honda and Sauber Ferrari. “The livery is a little bit of a return to what we had on our first car, the VF-16,” said the team’s principal, Guenther Steiner, commenting on the car’s red and white scheme.

Williams Martini Racing FW 41

Williams Martini Racing revealed its new car for 2018, the Williams Mercedes FW41, in London on 15 February. The car is a significant departure from its predecessor, the FW40, thanks to input from the team’s recently appointed Chief Technical Officer, Paddy Lowe, and Head of Aerodynamics, Dirk de Beer.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s new RB14 was unveiled on Monday when Daniel Ricciardo took it for a spin in wet conditions at Silverstone. The car’s livery, which has been nicknamed ‘disruption’ is a limited edition scheme, but some fans have already called for the team to keep it all season.

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 C32

After announcing a new technical and commercial partnership contract with Alfa Romeo in November, Sauber’s team has been renamed Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The Alfa Romeo name brings with it heaps of history and its return to F1 also marks the return of the «Quadrifoglio», the badge that has appeared on Alfa Romeo’s top performance cars since 1923. Commenting on the team’s new car, technical director Jörg Zander said “The aerodynamic concept has changed significantly, and the C37 has several new features.”

Renault Sport F1 R.S. 18

The R.S.18 is Renault’s third chassis since its return to Formula 1 in 2016 and its features improved suspension and greater aerodynamic downforce compared to the R.S.17. Like all the cars in this list, the R.S.18 also includes the now-mandatory cockpit protection known as the ‘halo’ and a redesigned engine cover to comply with 2018 technical regulations. Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz will again be behind the wheel of Renault’s new cars, with 22-year-old Jack Aitken taking the reserve driver role.