2012 Mercedes GP F1 car to launch in February

Edit – 16-02-2012 Mercedes GP reveal pre-shots of 2012 F1 car

Edit – 21-02-2012 – Mercedes AMG officially launched its 2012 F1 car at Barcelona

The Mercedes AMGF1 team plan to run their 2012 F1 car for the first time at the second test of the season in Barcelona on February 21. Last Monday (5/1/11) the team announced that their official team name would change to Mercedes AMG PETRONAS to bring in Mercedes-Benz performance brand AMG.

Mercedes AMG Team principal Ross Brawn said: “At the factory, we have been focused for some time on the challenge of 2012, and our very clear ambition to move forward up the grid next year.

“As always, the winter development and manufacturing processes are a trade-off between time for finding performance in the factory, and time for delivering that performance during pre-season testing.

“We believe that the decision to run the car at the second winter test is the optimum compromise for our design and development programme with F1 W03.”

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