BMW Sauber has announced that it will launch its new Formula One challenger in Valencia on 16 January.

The F1.07 will be launched at the Spanish circuit before being given its first test, with drivers Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel all due to be present at the launch along with BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen, technical director Willy Rampf and Peter Sauber.

McLaren Mercedes will launch its car at Valencia a day earlier.