Force India has become the first team to confirm the launch date of its new car, as the squad plans to unveil its 2013 challenger on Feb. 1.
The Indian-owned, British-based team, which ended its season on a high as Nico Hulkenberg challenged for victory in Brazil, plans to unveil its Mercedes-powered VJM06 at its home circuit. Although the squad has not confirmed either of its drivers for 2013, Paul di Resta is expected to remain on board for a third season.
With Hulkenberg switching to Sauber, the team is weighing up a number of drivers to line up alongside di Resta, including Adrian Sutil, Sebastien Buemi, and Jaime Alguersuari.
Formula 1's first official pre-season test of 2013 will take place at Jerez starting on Feb. 5.