Rosberg, not Hamilton, to debut new Merc

Thu, 17 January 2013, 02:35

Jan.17 (GMM) Nico Rosberg, not team newcomer Lewis Hamilton, will give Mercedes’ 2013 single seater – the W04 – its track debut at Jerez early next month.

The German squad announced on Thursday that the new car will be launched at Jerez on February 4.

On that same day – the day before official winter test action begins at Jerez – Rosberg will give the car its ‘shakedown’ debut, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports.

The short 100 kilometre test will take place with demonstration Pirelli tyres, the report added.

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