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2005 McLaren to debut Monday 20 Jan 2005

Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) McLaren Mercedes MP4/19. Formula One Testing, Jerez, Spain, 8 December 2004. World © McNeil/Sutton

McLaren have announced that their new car will make its first public appearance in testing next week. The MP4-20 will take to the track at Barcelona on Monday.

After their disappointing start to last year’s campaign, McLaren will be hoping the 2005 machine can maintain the momentum they found in the latter part of 2004, when its predecessor carried Kimi Raikkonen to a number of strong results including victory in Belgium.

McLaren have not announced whether Raikkonen, new team mate Juan Pablo Montoya, or indeed both, will be at the wheel for the car’s first outing. The team will release further details on Monday, when they begin an exclusive five-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya.