McLaren and Toro Rosso confirm launch dates

Date published: January 19 2018 - Editor

McLaren will unveil their 2018 Renault-powered MCL33 on February 23 with Toro Rosso’s STR13 breaking covers two days later.

This season McLaren will race with Renault power after saying goodbye to Honda.

The swap meant McLaren were forced to make a few changes to the car, however, technical director Tim Goss says they managed to do so “without any significant compromise to the chassis.”

McLaren will launch the new car on February 23.

Meanwhile, Toro Rosso, who will use Honda engines this season, will take the covers off their STR13 on the eve of testing.

The team has booked February 25 for their launch.

2018 F1 launch dates so far
Ferrari: February 22
Mercedes: February 22
McLaren: February 23
Toro Rosso: February 25