Renault, Williams, fire up 2010 cars

The 2010 season is edging tantalisingly nearer. Within the next five days, Ferrari, McLaren, Sauber, Renault, Toro Rosso, Williams and Mercedes will all have revealed and begun testing their new cars. Renault has confirmed that the R30 was...

The 2010 season is edging tantalisingly nearer.

Within the next five days, Ferrari, McLaren, Sauber, Renault, Toro Rosso, Williams and Mercedes will all have revealed and begun testing their new cars.

Renault has confirmed that the R30 was fired up for the first time last Friday.

"The sound of that V8 engine revving away was pretty sweet for everyone who played a part in getting it ready on time," said the Enstone based team.

Williams spokeswoman Claire Williams said the new Cosworth-powered FW32 was to be fired up for the first time "some time" on Wednesday night.

The new American team USF1, meanwhile, has released images of the first completed full monocoque of its 2010 'Type 1'.

McLaren has been releasing teaser images of the MP4-25, including a mock-up throttle pedal, a closeup of the carbon tub, and a silver bracket.

"There is a really exciting buzz about the place, and we are desperate to share! Only two days to go now," the Woking based team said on its The Fifth Driver Twitter page, referring to Friday's car launch in Newbury.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Toro Rosso , Williams