Grime beats glitz at launch time

Grime beats glitz at launch time

AUTOSPORT's technical correspondent Gary Anderson thinks the current trend of F1 teams ignoring glitzy launches and instead revealing their cars amid the grease and grime of the racetrack is helping them run more efficiently

Things move in cycles, and Formula 1 launches are no exception. Last week AUTOSPORT joined a small crowd in a freezing garage at Silverstone to watch Force India's new VJM05 drive down the pitlane and perform a couple of demonstration laps. Afterwards, everyone trooped inside for sandwiches.

Also present among the crowd was AUTOSPORT technical correspondent Gary Anderson, who in a previous life was on the other side of F1 launches through his years with Jordan, Stewart and Jaguar.

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