Images: The new Formula One cars for season 2013

 

Red Bull's RB9 — designed by a team led by Adrian Newey, who said at the end of last year that it was getting harder and harder to find gains for the 2013 car given the rules stability. The team is aiming for a fourth consecutive constructor's championship. Getty Images

Red Bull's RB9 — designed by a team led by Adrian Newey, who said at the end of last year that it was getting harder and harder to find gains for the 2013 car given the rules stability. The team is aiming for a fourth consecutive constructor's championship. Getty Images

 

Ferrari’s hopes now rest on its new F138. 2013 marks the end of the V-8 engine design in F1, with next year’s season switching to smaller, turbocharged V-6 engines. Getty Images

Ferrari’s hopes now rest on its new F138. 2013 marks the end of the V-8 engine design in F1, with next year’s season switching to smaller, turbocharged V-6 engines. Getty Images

 

The Mercedes-powered VJM06 — as per the regulation change this year, they have incorporated a fairing on top of the nose to cover the ‘step’. While this hasn’t really affected the car’s performance, the flow over the chassis is now improved. Getty Images

The Mercedes-powered VJM06 — as per the regulation change this year, they have incorporated a fairing on top of the nose to cover the ‘step’. While this hasn’t really affected the car’s performance, the flow over the chassis is now improved. Getty Images

 

The Lotus E21 — the car still has a nose step, and technical director James Allison confirmed that weight concerns meant no vanity panel has been fitted as yet. Getty Images

The Lotus E21 — the car still has a nose step, and technical director James Allison confirmed that weight concerns meant no vanity panel has been fitted as yet. Getty Images

 

McLaren's Mercedes-powered MP4-28. Jenson Button acknowledged that the new car had superficial similarities to last year's model, but said there had been enormous changes in the design. Getty Images

McLaren's Mercedes-powered MP4-28. Jenson Button acknowledged that the new car had superficial similarities to last year's model, but said there had been enormous changes in the design. Getty Images

 

The Mercedes W04 follows the trend of sporting a smoothed out nose, a trend bucked so far by Red Bull and Lotus. Getty Images

The Mercedes W04 follows the trend of sporting a smoothed out nose, a trend bucked so far by Red Bull and Lotus. Getty Images

 

The Sauber F1 team unveiled their new Sauber C32, and are optimistic for the upcoming campaign. Getty Images

The Sauber F1 team unveiled their new Sauber C32, and are optimistic for the upcoming campaign. Getty Images