Jaguar Racing have today confirmed their launch date for the all new, R5.

The Milton Keynes based operation will launch their 2004 F1 challenger, on Sunday January 18th, six days later than Team Sauber-Petronas, who confirmed yesterday they will unveil the C23 to the world's media in Austria on January 12th.

Jaguar's launch will take place in Spain, at the Circuit de Catalunya, and it is believed that testing of the R5 will commence the next day.

Who will partner Mark Webber meanwhile in 2004 remains to be seen, a number of possibilities are currently being considered, chief amongst those is current number two driver, Justin Wilson, McLaren tester Alexander Wurz, Sauber reject Nick Heidfeld and Minardi man Jos Verstappen.

'The Cat' will also conduct a 'talent test' next week at Valenica, where they will run this season's R4 with F3 Euro Series runner, Christian Klien and F3000 driver, Townsend Bell.

Jaguar finished seventh in this year's Constructors' Championship, scoring 18 points, 17 of which were all notched up by Webber.

 

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