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January launch for new McLaren

McLaren are to officially launch their new car ahead of the 2013 Formula One season on January 31.

The Woking-based marque are to take the wraps off the MP4-28 at a venue yet to be determined in the United Kingdom.

With Lewis Hamilton joining Mercedes for next season after six years in F1 with McLaren, the new car will be driven by Jenson Button and Sergio Perez.

McLaren's launch comes a day ahead of a planned showcasing by Force India of their car at Silverstone on February 1.