Rosberg to test F1W04 before Hamilton

Rosberg to test F1W04 before Hamilton

30 January 2013 – Nico Rosberg will get behind the wheel of the new Mercedes F1W04 chassis before Lewis Hamilton at Jerez next week, with the German set to drive on 5 and 7 February.

As a result, Hamilton will complete his first ever laps in a modern Silver Arrows Formula 1 car on 6 February, before bringing the F1W04's maiden test to an end.

Mercedes announced a launch date of February 4 earlier in the month, with the Brackley-based team set to unveil its latest design in the pit lane at Jerez.

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