McLaren announces MP4-28 launch for January 31 21 December, 2012 Dec.21 (GMM) McLaren will launch its 2013 Formula One challenger on the last day of January, the British team has announced. A media statement issued by the Woking based outfit offered no further details except to say that the MP4-28 unveiling “will take place in the UK”. It is likely that most other F1 teams will also reveal their new contenders around the same period, immediately before the three-test winter pre-season period begins in Spain in early February. We reported Peter Sauber’s news recently that the Swiss team’s new car, the C32, will be launched on the first day of the first test at Jerez, on February 5. Force India’s car will be publicly shown at Silverstone, the day after McLaren’s. Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport said that the new Ferrari will probably be launched on either 1 or 2 February. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMcLaren and Whitmarsh finally part companyButton calls for cleaner F1 title battle fightMcLaren: Both drivers drove extremely wellMcLaren will decide on drivers before season endMcLaren: Reasonably satisfied with our day’s workBelgian Grand Prix: McLaren preview SpaBoullier: We may need to refresh our driver lineupBoullier: We see this year’s McLaren as a rolling laboratorySilly Season Latest: Bottas to McLarenMcLaren luring Alonso or pissing off Ferrari?