Caterham launch delayed, three more new cars revealed

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Testing begins at Jerez today.

Jan.28 (GMM) Three more teams, including likely title chargers Mercedes and world champions Red Bull, unveiled their brand new 2014 cars early on Tuesday.

Force India also chose the unglamorous surroundings of the Jerez pitlane to reveal the orange and black VJM07, featuring an unsightly 'finger'-style protrusion at the tip of the nose.

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez unveil the Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez unveil the Sahara Force India F1 VJM07

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Mercedes, already on track early on Tuesday with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel on the opening day of winter testing, revealed a more aesthetically-pleasing nose solution, along the lines of the new Ferrari.

"Who 'nose' which the best looking car is?" the Brackley team boasted on Twitter.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 is the first to leave the pits for testing
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 is the first to leave the pits for testing

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Famous F1 designer Adrian Newey's solution for the title-defending 2014 car is less pretty, but Red Bull has made an effort to disguise the oddly-shaped, bulging section at the tip of the nose by finishing it in naked carbon.

Caterham had also planned to reveal and debut its 2014 car early on Tuesday, but the rollout was delayed due to "last minute issues bolting it all together".

"The trials and tribulations of a completely new car have conspired against us today," Caterham added on Twitter, "but we are on it, working flat out!"

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