2019 Pre-Season Blog

Well January came around quick! We hope you enjoyed the festivities.

Autosport International returns to the NEC in Birmingham this week and we’ll be there as usual on Thursday and Friday. If anyone fancies catching up, drop us a line.

One person we are looking forward to seeing is our friend Paul Oz. Paul is launching his sculpture project. The works are stunning, and we highly recommend checking out his stand if you get a chance.

And as for us? Well, we’re looking forward to F1 Testing in Barcelona, which starts in just 6 weeks. If you’d like to be amongst the first to see the 2019 cars, we have options available with: Aston Martin Red Bull Racing; Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport; Racing Point Force India F1 Team; Renault Sport F1 Team; along with Piso Box Hospitality.

Before all that of course there’s the F1 car launches. Testing starts a week earlier this year and we know the teams are working around the clock to have their 2019 challengers ready in time. The following launch dates have been confirmed so far:

12 February – Renault (Enstone, UK)
13 February – Racing Point (Toronto, Canada)
14 February – McLaren (TBC)
15 February – Ferrari (Maranello, Italy)

On the subject of Scuderia Ferrari, we were genuinely surprised earlier this week to learn that Maurizio Arrivabene is to be replaced as team principal by technical chief Mattia Binotto. There’s no doubt that strategy errors cost Ferrari last season but, in our minds, Arrivabene was in the best position to lead the team forward. Time will tell if this is a good move or not.

Wishing everyone all the best for 2019 and plenty of wheel to wheel racing!

If you would like to join us at a F1 race in 2019, please call us on +44 (0)207 107 1640 or email us at f1@edgeglobalevents.com