Mercedes and Sauber to launch on same day at Jerez 17 January, 2013 Mercedes and Sauber will be launching their respective 2013 F1 cars at Jerez on the day before preseason testing begins at the circuit in southern Spain. Mercedes will launch their F1 W04 at 13.30 pm on Monday, 4 February with new recruit Lewis Hamilton, as well as Nico Rosberg and Ross Brawn in attendance. The unveiling will take place on the start/finish straight. Not long after, at 17.30 pm Toro Rosso will be unveiling their STR8 in the Jerez pitlane. In attendance will be Franz Tost, James Key, Luca Furbatto, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne, as well as Pedro Miró, CEPSA’s Chief Operating Officer. The Faenza based team also confirmed that Ricciardo would be the first of the two drivers on cockpit duty in the new car on Tuesday, the first day of the season’s testing at the venue. (GP247) Subbed by AJN.