F1 Social Stint | Mercedes prepares for W12 presentation

24-02-2021 09:52 | Updated: 02-03-2021 08:37
by GPblog.com
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F1 Social Stint | Mercedes prepares for W12 presentation

It's time for winter break and that means drivers and teams can enjoy a well-deserved holiday. GPblog.com's F1 Social Stint finds out what drivers and teams are doing in preparation for the 2021 Formula One season.

Mercedes prepares for W12 presentation

Mercedes will present the new car for the 2021 Formula One season on Tuesday at 11am, and they will know it. The team's social channels are already showing the logo and the wall of world titles, and the caption reads: 'Good morning everyone. Today is the day.....'

Mercedes keeps fans in suspense longer with new teaser

On Tuesday morning Mercedes will unveil the car with which they will race for their eighth world title, but in the past week several teasers have already come out to warm up the fans for the unveiling on Tuesday. Now Mercedes seem to have released a final teaser, which in the last three seconds also shows a car - are they showing the 2021 car?

Leclerc and Albon on the green together

Before the new season starts in a few weeks' time, there is still some time for relaxation. The competitive element remains between Leclerc and Albon. They are on the green together.

Ferrari shows Spanish helmet of Sainz for 2021

Ferrari have revealed the new helmets of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz on their Twitter channel. The Spaniard's helmet is of course new, as he enters his first season at Ferrari. The Spanish flag is again clearly visible as in his previous designs. Leclerc's helmet remains predominantly white, with black and red details on his helmet.

 Perez makes the Red Bull roar

Sergio Perez is practising his flying start in the Red Bull ahead of the new racing season, as shown in new footage from the test sessions at Silverstone shared by the team on Twitter. Watch, and listen, to them below!

Leclerc and Sainz hard to tell apart

As Carlos Sainz now drives for Ferrari, it was of course to be expected that he would come with a predominantly red helmet. The front of his new helmet is also red, making it very similar to that of teammate Charles Leclerc. On the side and rear, of course, he does distinguish himself with the Spanish flag.

Mercedes celebrates the weekend with teaser for new car

While the cars for the upcoming Formula One season are being unveiled left and right, not everything has been revealed yet. Mercedes is now celebrating the weekend with a new image of the car for next season. Red seems to be playing a big role in the livery of the racing team.

Schumacher finally at Haas to fit his seat

It took a while, but Mick Schumacher is finally at work at Haas F1 in England. Due to COVID restrictions, it was not possible for Schumacher to visit the team's factory for a long time, but on Friday he had his seat custom-made.

Alfa Romeo starts the engine on the Barcelona circuit

Alfa Romeo appear to be on the Barcelona circuit for a filming day today. Posts on the Twitter channel of Kimi Raikkonen's and Antonio Giovinazzi's stable showed them to be at the Barcelona paddock, and a moment later Ferrari's engine came to life and we see the new nose of the C41.

Lightning Fast AlphaTauri

The AlphaTauri AT02 went on track yesterday and the car was followed by a helicopter for some filming. A new video shows that the car is quite fast for Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda, as the 'flying bull' cannot really keep up with the car.

Perez is in the Red Bull factory again

After the filming and the reveal of the new car for Formula 1 season 2021, today Sergio Perez is in the Red Bull Factory again. Why he is there is unknown, but it surely has something to do with his outfit or his new car for the upcoming Formula 1 season.

First doughnuts in 2021 are for Gasly

Red Bull Racing is busy testing the RB16B, but they are not the only ones on a circuit. AlphaTauri are also putting in some miles in their new car, the AT02, and in honour of the filming day, donuts are of course a must. On the straight next to the pit lane in Imola, Pierre Gasly chooses to make some donuts to prepare his Honda engine for the upcoming season.

Verstappen steps into new RB16B for first time

Max Verstappen will step into his new Red Bull Racing car for the first time on Wednesday morning. At the Silverstone circuit Max will drive his first laps in the RB16B during a film day. However, he will have to share his car with Sergio Perez.

De Vries shows beautiful design for his new helmet

Nyck de Vries is entering his second year in Formula E, and will do so with a brand new helmet. The driver, who was born in the Frisian town of Sneek, is showing even more of his Frisian roots this season.

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