Williams to debut new car at second test
18 January 2013 – Williams has announced that it will launch its FW35 chassis at the Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday 19 February, with the team opting to use its 2012 car at the opening pre-season to test 'key development parts' for the new season.
The Grove-based team, which finished eighth in the 2012 standings despite claiming its first victory in eight years, has retained Pastor Maldonado for the 2013 campaign, while Valtteri Bottas steps up from his reserve role to replace Bruno Senna.
The launch presentation, taking place on the first day of the second test at the Barcelona venue, is expected to begin at around 8.30am local time (GMT +1).
2013 F1 launch dates:
McLaren - Thursday 31 January
Force India - Friday 1 February
Ferrari - Friday 1 February
Sauber - Saturday 2 February
Red Bull - Sunday 3 February
Mercedes - Monday 4 February
Toro Rosso - Monday 4 February
Williams - Tuesday 19 February