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Start your engines: F1 gears up for start of new season

The Formula One World Championship starts again in just over a month, with the Australian Grand Prix.

And the region's teams have started to unveil their latest machinery ahead of the big race in Melbourne on March 26th.

First off the grid were Silverstone-based Force India.

Esteban got a new motor? Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez at the unveiling. Credit: PA Images

Silverstone circuit was the venue as Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon unveiled the new look F1 car.

And speaking on the team's website, the team principal Dr Vijay Mallya, was optimistic:

I can’t remember being more excited ahead of a new season.

The VJM10 looks aggressive and purposeful, and is the result of a huge effort behind the scenes over the last twelve months. We have big hopes for this car, which looks stunning in its new livery.

– Dr Vijay Mallya

Reigning world champions Mercedes - based at nearby Brackley - launch their new car tomorrow.

They teased fans with a few images of the new car.

The Mercedes sneak peek. Credit: Mercedes AMG F1

They'll also have a new driver line up with Valtteri Bottas replacing Nico Rosberg who retired after winning the drivers' championship last season.

But there's already been one winner this season. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton unveiling the winner of his helmet design competition on Twitter.

Christian Horner. Credit: RedBull Content Pool

Milton Keynes' Red Bull will launch their car on Sunday - with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen hoping for more success than last term.