Force India to unveil new F1 car in Barcelona pitlane

Force India has confirmed that it will join a number of its rivals in rolling out its new Formula 1 car minutes before the first pre-season test begins next week.

Despite a longer than normal winter, a majority of F1 teams have elected to shy away from stand along launches because they prefer to spend more time developing their new designs.

While Ferrari and McLaren will reveal their cars with online launches prior to the Barcelona test, Force India said on Wednesday that it would only show off its VJM09 next Monday.

Red Bull is due to unveil its 2016 livery at an event in London later on Wednesday, with its new car only being revealed next week also.

The full pre-season launch schedule is:

Team Engine Drivers Launch date
 Mercedes

 Mercedes

 Lewis Hamilton

 Nico Rosberg

TBA
 Ferrari

 Ferrari

 Sebastian Vettel

 Kimi Raikkonen

February 19
 Williams

 Mercedes

 Valtteri Bottas

 Felipe Massa

TBA
 Red Bull

 Renault

 Daniil Kvyat

 Daniel Ricciardo

February 17 (livery)
 Force India

 Mercedes

 Sergio Perez

 Nico Hulkenberg

February 22
 Renault

 Renault

 Kevin Magnussen

 Jolyon Palmer

February 3 (team launch)
 Toro Rosso

 Ferrari

 Max Verstappen

 Carlos Sainz Jr.

February 29 (livery)
 Sauber

 Ferrari

 Felipe Nasr

 Marcus Ericsson

March 1
 McLaren

 Honda

 Jenson Button

 Fernando Alonso

February 21
 Manor  Mercedes  Pascal Wehrlein
TBA
February 22
 Haas

 Ferrari

 Romain Grosjean

 Esteban Gutierrez 

February 22

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