The 100 prime ticket holders were then ushered to the pitlane for the car unveiling at 2pm, while the remainder of the fans made their way around the circuit to the many vantage points to get a glimpse of the cars out on track. Two cars were then rolled out of the garages, with van Snelheid and team principal Bradley Downton unveiling the Dutchmans first ever car, while Thunder aided his former team mate Powers in unveiling his machine. After fifteen minutes the press were allowed in to take the first official photographs.
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"That's an immense machine," Powers exclaimed. "The best Downton I've driven was the BD02 in 2014, but even that wasn't a patch on the JF-01. But this, this is special. For the first time I'm heading into the pre-season with a lot of hope. I feel this is easily my best chance at being at the front since 2013."
"It's better than that heap of shit I drove at home last year," commented van Snelheid. "It's got a real kick on acceleration and the grip in the corners is very good. I'm excited, I want to win."
"We definitely feel this is the best car we've ever produced," Downton concluded, "and it's about time after five years!" he added jokingly. "We're well aware we're almost famed for playing down our chances before each season, but we've never been wrong have we? This year, I am confident. Do I think we're going to arrive in Australia out front? Absolutely not because there is a lot of impressive competition out there - DS Mathershaw and Franklin to name but two, but I reckon we'll be right there. We want to challenge for the championship this year, this has been the plan and intention over the last three years. Will it pay off? I'm excited to find out!"