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F1 2022

Mercedes announce date for launch of 2022 car

Mercedes have confirmed when the covers will be taken off their all-new W13 F1 car.

Mercedes will reveal their new F1 car on 18 February, the team have announced.

The team confirmed the unveiling of the W13, their first car built to Formula 1's new regulations, via a post on their social media channels on Tuesday morning.

Mercedes become the latest team to set their 2022 launch date as a result, following recent announcements from Aston Martin, Ferrari and McLaren.

Mercedes intend to carry out a shakedown ahead of pre-season testing. The W13 will be put through a shakedown programme at the Silverstone Circuit on 18 February to complete initial system checks.

Aside from the revolutionary rule changes, Mercedes have a new driver for 2022. Valtteri Bottas has departed the team after five years and, in his place, George Russell arrives as Lewis Hamilton's teammate.

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