Formula 1

Mercedes set launch date for 2014 car

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Lewis Hamilton will show off the car many feel can take him to a second Formula One World Championship on the day of the first pre-season test on January 28th.

The news was announced by the team on their Twitter account yesterday.

The team will not do a launch similar to the likes of McLaren or Ferrari, who turn it into a media frenzy away from the track. Mercedes will again present their car at the circuit like last year's launch before getting down to the serious business of testing the car.

Mercedes will be looking to avoid a repeat of last year's online launch that crashed the team website as fans frantically used twitter to "open the garage door" when an image of the W04 days would appear if a certain hashtag was retweeted.

With so much changing this season, excitement with fans is at an all time high due to the drastic new look that the cars will have.

Mercedes aren't the only team to reveal their launch plans. As reported earlier in the week Ferrari will launch their car a few days before the opening test, on either the 23rd-25th of this month.

Lotus have also announced their launch plans. It was announced yesterday that the team will not be present in Jerez but are still on track with the development of the new car. The team will launch the E22 in Bahrain at the second pre-season test.

Mercedes will be looking for a better start to pre season than last year. On the opening day of the test the team lost out on valuable track time after the car caught on fire with Nico Rosberg at the wheel. The next day was just as bad after a brake failure put Lewis Hamilton into the wall and ended his work early.

As the winter went on it was clear Mercedes had a fast car when working and put them in a good position for a good season. The key to a good year is a strong winter. 

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