The official test drives will start next Monday in Valencia. Rosberg should then be the first to take to the track with the new Silver Arrow. We are right on schedule, stressed Haug in the ZDF morning magazine.
The new design will be unveiled this Monday
For the presentation of the team 250 journalists from all over the world had announced themselves in the Mercedes Museum. The secret of the paintwork of Schumacher's new company car should also be revealed. Mercedes wants to build on the Silver Arrow tradition with the car with which the 41-year-old seven-time world champion and his 17-year-old racing team rival Rosberg want to fight for the World Cup. 'We are very proud of it. I think it was very, very successful,' said Haug.
Schumacher and Rosberg will contest the first race in their new car on March 14 at the Bahrain Grand Prix. For the record champion it will be the first World Championship run in over three years. Kerpener, who lives in Switzerland, ended his unique career after his last race to date on October 22, 2006 in Brazil. After a failed comeback attempt for Ferrari last year when a skull base injury from his motorcycle accident stopped in February 2009, he signed on with Mercedes. For the Swabian automobile manufacturer, he wants to be up and running by 2012.