Mercedes, STR to launch at Jerez

By on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Photo credit: Mercedes AMG F1

Mercedes will unveil their W04 the day before pre-season testing begins at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will launch the W04 at 1.30pm on Monday 4th February.

Mercedes claimed one victory in 2012 courtesy of Rosberg in China. Hamilton joins the team from McLaren.

Toro Rosso will also unveil their STR8, which will contest the 2013 season, at Jerez on February 4th.

The Red Bull feeder team retains Daniel Ricciardo and Jean Eric Vergne for a second season.

Pre-season launch dates:

McLaren MP4-28
 Thursday 31st January
 TBC, United Kingdom
Ferrari TBA
Friday 1st February
Maranello, Italy
 Force India VJM06
 Friday 1st February
 Silverstone, United Kingdom
 Sauber C32
 Saturday 2nd February
 Hinwil, Switzerland
 Red Bull RB9
 Sunday 3rd February
 Milton Keynes, UK
Mercedes W04
Monday 4th February
Jerez, Spain
Toro Rosso STR8
Monday 4th February
Jerez, Spain

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