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McLaren reveal 2015 car launch date

09 Jan 2015

McLaren have become the first team to confirm details of their 2015 car launch, with the wraps set to come off their new Honda-powered machine in a digital launch on Thursday January 29.

Images and information about the MP4-30 will be revealed online three days before the car is expected to make its public debut at the first pre-season test of the year at Jerez in Spain on February 1-4.

McLaren have recruited two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso to partner 2009 champion Jenson Button for 2015, a line-up chairman and CEO Ron Dennis described as "by an order of magnitude the best driver line-up of any current Formula One team".

As was the case in 2014, there will be three pre-season tests this year, all in Spain. Jerez will host the first, while the second and third are in Barcelona on February 19-22 and February 26-March 1 respectively.

The number of in-season tests has been reduced from four to two, however, with Barcelona and Austria's Spielberg circuit the two designated venues. Each will host a two-day test following their respective Grand Prix. As per the new regulations, two of the four days must be reserved exclusively for running young drivers.