McLaren reveal MP4-30 launch date

McLaren to launch new Honda powered MP4-30 on January 29

McLaren to launch new Honda powered MP4-30 on January 29

McLaren will launch its new Honda powered MP4-30 Formula 1 car on January 29.

The team will uncover its 2015 challenger in an online launch due to take place in the week of the first pre-season test held at Spain’s Jerez circuit (February 1-4).

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will pilot the MP4-30 this season which also marks Honda’s return to F1 after pulling out of the sport at the end of 2008.

“The new era begins, introducing the #McLarenHonda #MP430. Launching online 29 January 2015. See it here first,” said the team via Twitter.

Details of the F1’s in season testing schedule have also been revealed with just two tests confirmed at Barcelona and the Red Bull Ring. On two of the four days teams will have to run rookie drivers.

The two-day tests will take place on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Spanish Grand Prix on May 10 and the Austrian Grand Prix June 21.

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