Torro Rosso and Red Bull have both announced that their car launch will be held on track. STR will start testing on February 1st in Valencia at the Ricardo Tomo Circuit with the majority of the other teams. Big brother Red Bull however will launch at the following test at Jerez on February 10th.
We already knew that both cars would have their first test on these dates, but until now the team had not revealed if they were going to have a formal car launch, or just pull the cover off the car and blast out onto the track.
Keep your browser pointed at the Paddock on Thursday for the Ferrari launch and Friday for the McLaren launch. Williams, Renault and Sauber will be launching on Sunday and a whole host of cars will be on track Monday at Valencia for your viewing pleasure.
|Team||Launch Date||First Test|
|McLaren||January 29th||February 1st, Valencia|
|Mercedes GP||January 25th||February 1st, Valencia|
|Red Bull||February 10th||February 10th, Jerez|
|Ferrari||January 28th||February 1st, Valencia|
|Williams||January 31st||February 1st, Valencia|
|Renault||January 31st||February 1st, Valencia|
|Force India||TBA||February 10th, Jerez|
|Torro Rosso||February 1st||February 1st, Valencia|
|Lotus||February 12th||February 17th, Jerez|
|USF1||Early February||Early February, Barber|
|Virgin||TBA||February 10th, Jerez|
|Sauber||Janruary 31st||February 1st, Valencia|