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Alpine plans to unveil its 2024 Formula 1 car on February 7, along with its World Endurance Championship team. Following a tumultuous 2023 season, Mercedes aims to bounce back by revealing its new W15 on February 14, emphasizing the importance of the upcoming season. The launch dates of other teams include Williams and Sauber on February 5, Aston Martin on February 12, and Ferrari on February 13. Red Bull, AlphaTauri, Haas, and McLaren are yet to announce their launch dates, while pre-season testing for 2024 is scheduled to begin on February 21 in Bahrain.
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Red Bull is deciding between Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo for Max Verstappen's 2025 F1 partner, with Perez having an advantage due to another year with the team. Yuki Tsunoda is an internal option, but Red Bull's ties with Honda might fade, making Tsunoda's performance crucial. If none of the current options impress, Red Bull may target Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso, or Alex Albon, who are potential external choices. Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Lando Norris, and Oscar Piastri are unavailable, leaving Red Bull reliant on Perez or Ricciardo stepping up in 2024.
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Ex-Alpine sporting director Alan Permane is reportedly set to make a return to Formula 1 with AlphaTauri as the Faenza-based team undergoes a rebrand ahead of the 2024 season. The 56-year-old F1 veteran, who spent 34 years working at Enstone, is expected to take on a significant role within the AlphaTauri squad, benefiting from closer technical ties with sister team Red Bull. Permane was let go by Alpine during a major management shake-up, and his potential hiring by AlphaTauri is considered a major coup for the team. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner praised Permane's extensive F1 experience and contributions to the sport.
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Emily Prazer has been appointed as the new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Formula 1 (F1) motor racing series, succeeding Brandon Snow. Snow, who took on the role in 2022, stepped down as F1's Managing Director of Commercial, a position he assumed after Sean Bratches departed in 2020. Prazer, previously the CCO of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, will report to F1's CEO Stefano Domenicali and oversee commercial operations, having contributed significantly to the Las Vegas Grand Prix's successful inaugural race in terms of commercial revenue.
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It's a known fact that F1 cars are incredibly fast. You've probably seen various types of racing vehicles, such as road cars, race cars, rally cars, motorcycles, and even jets. It's interesting to note the differences between them. But just how fast are F1 cars compared to normal road cars?