Mercedes reveal launch date, and Force India to miss first test
January 15, 2010
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Mercedes GP have announced their car launch date to be the 25th February. The car, to be called the RB1 (named after Ross Brawn), will be revealed in the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart.
Also, Force India have announced that they are to to join Red Bull in not attending the first F1 test, on the 1st February, in Valencia. Instead, the VJM03 will first be run on the 10th February, in Jerez.
Adrian Sutil has told Formula1.com that this is to have more development time – a similar strategy to Red Bull.
“The whole team is hard at work developing the best car possible and it looks very, very promising right now,” explained Sutil.
“For sure the new rules are a big challenge for everybody, so to make a clear statement about how good we have been in interpreting those new regulations we will have to wait until the first test in Jerez, where I will drive the VJM3 for the first time.”