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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Force India first with 2013 Car Launch Date

A couple of days ago Force India tweeted that they will launch their 2013 challenger on February 1st next, 4 days before the teams go testing at the Jerez track.

They're the first team to provide a launch date, tweeting:
we've pencilled in Friday 1st February for the presentation of our 2013 car in the UK
Sauber's 2013 challenger was the first to pass the FIA crash tests last week, the team tweeted:
The C32 chassis and safety structures have passed their FIA safety tests. So, fully homologated and ready for winter testing
For those of us, like me, that need confirmation as to what exactly homolgated means I looked it up and the definition in this particular instance is "confirmed officially"

I'm giving the "new" Sauber Communications Manager Daniela Leeb the F1 2012 Blog award for Best F1 Twitter Word of the Year by delegation, even though it might be argued that the use of the word "Fully" is superfluous as the car either passes or fails the mandatory test.