Over the past couple of days a stream of 2012 F1 cars have broken cover. Lotus F1 Team (formerly Renault) launched their E20 with this YouTube video featuring Jonny Smith.

Today Red Bull pulled the covers off the RB8, which designer Adrian Newey says is a continued evolution stemming back to the RB5. Will this be the car to take Vettel to a hat-trick of World Championships?

Meanwhile at Jerez in Spain, the Sauber outfit debuted the Ferrari-powered C31. “The C31 is revolutionary where we had fresh ideas, particularly at the rear of the car” said chief designer Matt Morris. “And it is an evolution where we knew we could carry over certain approaches.”

Force India are hoping their new VJM 05 will guide them to fifth place in this year’s Constructors’ Championship.

With last year’s driver line-up of Jamie Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi dropped, it will be Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne who will drive the Toro Rosso STR7s.

Pre-season testing gets under way tomorrow at Jerez, with the Championship kicking off in Australia in just over a month.

- Charles Kha

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Two Ausies is F1 WOOHOO!

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I can't wait for the season to get started, those cars look awesome! I really love the Lotus livery, always have. And the Force India livery gets me thinking about Sbarro pizza hahaha

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Whats with the odd, stepped noses on all of the cars? Is there a new rule in place or is it just a mass aero trend?

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Allora! The ugly LEGO® nosecone is gone... see that rotating Effe 2012! Apperently national interest since it's on RAI Sport 1 LIVE! Forza Ferrari.

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I can't wait for testing to start so we can hear the cars.


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