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Force India to unveil new car in Barcelona pit lane

17 Feb 2016

Force India have become the latest team to confirm the launch date of their 2016 challenger, revealing that the Mercedes-powered VJM09 will break cover in the Barcelona pit lane on the opening morning of the first pre-season test at Barcelona on February 22. Toro Rosso, meanwhile, are expected to officially launch their new car on February 29, with the Ferrari-powered machine running in a temporary test livery until then. Here are the other key dates for your diary as it stands…

Confirmed car launches/roll-outs

Renault R.S.16 (Renault) February 3 Paris, France
Red Bull RB12 (TAG Heuer) February 17 (livery only) London, UK
Ferrari TBC (Ferrari) February 19 Online
McLaren MP4-31 (Honda) February 21 Online
Haas TBC (Ferrari) February 22 Barcelona, Spain
Manor MRT05 (Mercedes) February 22 Barcelona, Spain
Force India VJM09 (Mercedes) February 22 Barcelona, Spain
Toro Rosso STR11 (Ferrari) February 29 (official) Barcelona, Spain
Sauber C35 (Ferrari) March 1 Barcelona, Spain

Pre-season testing

Barcelona, Spain February 22 - 25
Barcelona, Spain March 1 - 4

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