The curtain rises

McLaren today presents the MCL35M, the first Formula 1 of this season, while MotoGP already knows four of its bikes.


With the nerves of those who go up on stage and feel like the protagonist, they peek out of the curtain to take a look at the stalls. 'Is everyone there?' Yes we are. If not all, there are many who are waiting to see the collection that they have prepared for us this season, just like every year, although this is somewhat different, like everything lately ... They have been more austere for a long time and now, most of them online, but a presentation will never cease to be as special a moment as expected because it means that the races are approaching.In this 2021, as the tests will be done in the circuits that open the championships, everything has been delayed and they are not as condensed as other times, but we do not have to wait much longer for the curtain to open in F1, in fact, He will do it today with McLaren and his MCL35M at 20:00. The last six years, this event in Woking raised a lot of expectation in Spain, first by Alonso and then by Sainz (who is replaced by Ricciardo), but this time those eyes will be more aware of what comes out of the Enstone and Maranello factories.

Of the first, Alpine Renault, there is no news of its presentation date, although for now we have the design that the A521 will take in the tests. And from Ferrari, in the absence of one, there are two, because it will be presented in parts: first the team and then the car. Who will follow McLaren will be Alpha Tauri (with the rookie Tsunoda) and, after Alfa Romeo, it will be the turn of the champions and big favorites, Mercedes. Williams are the last to have a day, and there are still three more to meet: Red Bull (who welcomes Pérez), Aston Martin (Vettel wears green) and Haas (with his Schumacher-Mazepin duo).There are already four motorcycles

In the two-wheel World Championship the parade has not only begun, but several models have already been seen, because there are four MotoGP teams that have shown their mounts: the Avintia with its association with the VR46 by Marini, the Ducati official with his new partner Miller-Bagnaia, and the two from KTM with the Red Bull march from Tech3 that leaves a totally orange groundbreaking motorcycle, the one that Lecuona will be wearing. The next one to take the stage will be the Yamaha M1, today at 10:30.

Once we see the Maverick and Quartararo machines, two will remain on stage that will undoubtedly also be protagonists: Honda and Suzuki. On the 22-F, after Álex's LCR, the RC213V will do it together with Marc Márquez, whom they have confirmed for the presentation (for the start of the World Cup it is still early), and the man with whom he already shares a box, Pol Espargaro. And of the GSX-RR of the current champion, Mir, and of Rins, no date is yet known, nor of Aleix's saddles in Aprilia, Rossi's Petronas or Martín's Pramac.

What can be taken for sure is that by March 6 in (Losail) Qatar and by March 12 in (Sakhir) Bahrain, when the MotoGP and F1 tests start respectively, all the designs and colors of 2021 will have been revealed, or should. Then it only remains to see them on the asphalt and talk about races from March 28, when both championships begin.

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