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Mercedes tipped for January launch.

German newspaper Bild has reported that, following the collapse of the common launch concept, the official unveiling of the new Mercedes Grand Prix car will take place at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Unterturkheim in late January.

The 'paper also claims that the team's star signing, F1 legend Michael Schumacher, will not drive the car during the first round of 2010 tests at Valencia, when only team-mate Nico Rosberg will be at the wheel.

Instead, Schumacher will make his much-awaited Mercedes F1 debut at the start of the following Jerez test on February 10.

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December 31, 2009 10:58 AM

ommodore, first you say you are not going to debate the matter then you press on with what you call abuse of the button, as I said this is supposed to be a thing of the past on crash, I fail to see how anybody pressing one or the other will be abusing, first don’t forget it can only be used once and not on self, and secondly it is everybody’s right to agree/disagree even if me and you want like it. It’s ok with me not seeing my reasoning and yes we can agree to disagree and finally cheers and all the best. Classic lines/F1 quotes. Christ- I used to complain that this thing was underpowered, I must have been mad (CHRIS AMON after driving a 1970’s F1 car up the hill at Goodwood)

Alan D - Unregistered

December 30, 2009 9:14 PM

Calvin: "Don't know what he could test with? Last years car is too recent" The rules about drivers driving older cars only apply during the in-season testing ban, but the only thing MS or any other driver is looking to test at this stage is the 2010 car. I expect MS will be spending a lot of time in the simulator learning the car controls layouts. He'll probably also be going through intense physio training. The initial run will be a shakedown test and they may only have one car ready for then, so perhaps Merc don't want/need two drivers on the first testing day.

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