The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is all set to unveil its 2015 race car, the F1 W06 Hybrid, on Sunday February 1 2015 at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain.
The team said it will present its next generation of Silver Arrows racing car in front of assembled media on the opening day of winter testing, with live coverage brought to the public via the team’s social media channels.
Mercedes AMG Petronas will reveal details on timings of the live coverage closer to the event.
In Jerez, Nico Rosberg will take the wheel for day one of the test, returning to action again on day three. Lewis Hamilton will drive on days two and four. According to the team, this driver allocation is the reverse of that which was used at the opening test of 2014.
“The workload this winter has been as great as ever,” said Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. “Where last year we were preparing for an all-new formula of racing, we are now faced with the big challenge of making the next step in our development. We know that we went into the winter with a target on our backs for the other teams – and we are certain that our rivals will be competitive from the opening race in Melbourne. So we have to focus on every detail if we want to build any advantage this year and that is what we have done. This is an exciting time of year as our collective efforts all come together in the new car. Everybody in Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart has put a great amount of effort into creating the latest Silver Arrow and I thank them for their efforts so far. We are excited to see how the car performs when it begins running.”