Force India has become the first team to announce plans to launch its 2013 F1 challenger.

The team has revealed that the VJM06 will be revealed in an event at Silverstone on the morning of 1 February, ahead of the opening pre-season test of the year at Jerez the following week.

The team is one of two on the grid yet to finalise its driver line-up for the new campaign, with Nico Hulkenberg's move to Sauber having opened up a vacancy alongside Paul di Resta - who is expected to stay on but has yet to be officially confirmed by the team.

Adrian Sutil and Sebastien Buemi are amongst the drivers said to be in contention for the drive, as is 2012 test driver Jules Bianchi.