Rosberg to test new Mercedes W04 before Hamilton 17 January, 2013 Nico Rosberg, not team newcomer Lewis Hamilton, will give Mercedes‘ 2013 single seater – designated 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 4th. 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. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsRosberg: I apologise to Lewis and the teamHamilton: I feel it would be wrong to point fingersMercedes: Nico and Lewis free to race but no contactHave Mercedes bosses lost control of their drivers?Mercedes seek guidance from fans and big bossRicciardo could steal title from Mercedes duo warns HakkinenMercedes: Hot heads should be cooled this weekCivil war persists at Mercedes in aftermath of Spa clashCase closed on Rosberg and Hamilton incident say FIAHamilton: I don’t really know how to approach the next race McLarenfan Rosberg gets to see if the car moves on insignificant rubber Venezia That’s what a number 2 driver does, do the shakedown. Don’t be so proud rosberg! Junior Johnson Why shouldnt he.Its just like Ive always said and keep saying and now even Checkers is saying it too!Rozburger is dam fast!You just have to look at that race in China it was fantastic!What that guy did in a rubbish car was fantastic and i only imagine how fast he would speed by in the red bulls. McLarenfan @Junior Johnson: Rosberg may get the better of Lewis for a few laps but as soon as Lewis gets the car to feel half decent Rosberg won’t be visible in his mirrors!