The Force India F1 team has announced it will officially 'launch' its 2014 F1 challenger on Tuesday this week just prior to the start of the first pre-season test at Jerez in Spain.

The Silverstone-based outfit got a jump on all of its rivals and was actually the first to release an image of its new car last week [see separate story - HERE]. But will now join Red Bull Racing, Mercedes and Caterham in actually unveiling it 'proper' on January 28.

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Sergio Perez meanwhile will be in action on the first day of the test. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg will then take over on day two - although he has already driven the VJM07 having conducted a shakedown at Silverstone's International Circuit last week. Reserve driver Daniel Juncadella is then slated to drive on Thursday. The team has yet to decide who will run on Friday.

F1 2014 Launch Dates:

McLaren 24 January Online launch Ferrari 25 January Online launch Sauber 26 January Online launch Scuderia Toro Rosso 27 January Jerez, Spain Mercedes 28 January Jerez, Spain Caterham 28 January Jerez, Spain Red Bull 28 January Jerez, Spain Force India 28 January Jerez, Spain

F1 2014 Winter tests:

Jerez test 28-31 January Bahrain test 1 19-22 February Bahrain test 2 27 February-2 March