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Williams to launch at second test

ESPN Staff
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Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado will drive the FW34 at Jerez © Sutton Images
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Williams will not run its new car - the FW35 - until the second pre-season test of the season after announcing its launch date.

The FW35 will be unveiled on February 19 at the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of back-to-back tests in Barcelona. The team is the first to announce it will not have its new car available for the first test of the season after McLaren, Force India, Ferrari, Sauber, Red Bull, Mercedes and Toro Rosso all announced their launch dates.

The team will be present at Jerez on February 5, however, as it has confirmed it will run the FW34 to "test a number of key development parts in preparation for the launch of the FW35".

The car will be driven by Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas this season, with the latter replacing Bruno Senna.