This is F1Minute and it’s the 29th January 2010.
McLaren became the latest team to launch their brand new car, unveiling the MP4-25 at the Vodafone Headquarters in Newbury. Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton pulled the covers off the car, and then answered some questions from the assembled crowd. Hamilton was keen to show the improvements to the car, saying: “The car looks so much different, completely different, and I feel so proud as I have had some input into it. I am sure it will handle completely differently to last year’s car.” Meanwhile, Button said he is more excited than he has ever been going into a new season and added: “Moving to a new team is always difficult and it’s a big change and we struggle with change a little bit. But they really have welcomed me and it’s been a really good atmosphere. It’s nice to finally see the car as one whole piece.”
Very quickly to finish, Williams signed up Formula 3 Euro Series driver Valtteri Bottas as their test drive for 2010.
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References Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
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