Williams has announced that its 2013 F1 car won't appear in the opening test of the year after confirming the launch date for the FW35.
The Grove-based team will reveal the car on 19 February at Catalunya ahead of the second group test of the season – making it the first team to confirm that its new machine won't be on track for the Jerez
test, that runs from 5-8 February.
Instead, the team will run the FW34 for the first on-track session of the year with a number of key development parts fitted ahead of the launch of the FW35.
The car will however run in its 2013 livery for the Jerez
Williams will field a new line-up this season, with test driver Valtteri Bottas moving into a race seat alongside Pastor Maldonado.F1 2013 Launch Dates:McLaren
31 January TBCFerrari
1 February MaranelloForce India
1 February Silverstone, UKSauber
2 February Hinwil, SwitzerlandRed Bull Racing
3 February Milton Keynes, UKMercedes
4 February JerezToro Rosso
4 February JerezWilliams
19 February CatalunyaF1 2013 Winter tests:Jerez test
5-8 FebruaryBarcelona test 1
19-22 FebruaryBarcelona test 2
28 February-3 March