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Mercedes confirms launch date for new car

Mercedes to show off new 'Silver Arrow' on February 1 at Valencia in Spain.

Mercedes Grand Prix has announced that it will present its 2011 contender to the world on February 1.

The unveiling will take place at Valencia, ahead of the opening three-day test of the season at the 4.005 kilometre Circuito Ricardo Tormo. The Brackley-based outfit plans to unveil the new 'Silver Arrow', the MGP W02, at 9.20 am local time, with the photocall taking place in front of the team's garage.

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will 'present' the car, while team principal, Ross Brawn and Mercedes boss Norbert Haug will also be in attendance.

Mercedes Grand Prix is the sixth team to set a date to launch its F1 2011 car, with Scuderia Toro Rosso also set to show off its new machine on February 1 (and at Valencia).

Confirmed F1 2011 Launch Dates:

January 28 Ferrari Maranello, Italy
January 31 Lotus Renault GP Valencia, Spain
January 31 Sauber Valencia, Spain
February 1 Scuderia Toro Rosso Valencia, Spain
February 1 Mercedes GP Valenica, Spain
February 4 McLaren-Mercedes Valencia, Spain

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Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg at the unveiling of the Mercedes W01 [Pic credit: Mercedes]
Detail of Mercedes MGP W01
Saturday Practice, Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP  F1 Team, MGP W01
Friday Practice 2,  Mercedes GP  F1 Team, MGP W01

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Duke - Unregistered

January 14, 2011 4:36 PM

MERCEDES GP NEW "SILVER ARROW" WITH THE ABSOLUTE BEST DRIVER OF ALL TIME AT THE HELM,who has helped design this model with the great Engineer Ross Brawn. WHAT A COMBINATION,JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS. GO SCHUMI GO.Show them how to REALLY drive in 2011.

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