McLaren to launch MP4-29 online before Jerez test 7 January, 2014 Pedro de la Rosa drives the McLaren MP4-21 during Barcelona testing, 2006 McLaren have announced that they will launch the MP4-29, their 2014 Formula 1 World Championship challenger on Friday, 24 January. The team will conduct an online launch of their car four days before the start of testing at Jerez. The Woking based outfit is yet to announce a title sponsor, to replace Vodafone. Speculation has been put forth that they will revert to their historic orange livery. It will also be the team’s final year as engine partner with Mercedes, before a return to Honda power, starting in 2015. The team will also present their new driver Kevin Magnussen, who will partner 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button in the team. McLaren will be looking to bounce back from a woeful 2013 season, one of the worst in their illustrious history in Formula 1. (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.