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More teams to debut cars in Valencia

Williams and Lotus are the latest teams to announce that they will debut their 2011 cars at the first day of testing in Valencia. However, both teams are not planning the traditional launch. espnf1.com quoted Team Lotus boss and owner, Tony Fernandes as saying that the new car "is looking great" and "much slicker" than its predecessor, but also noted that Lotus "won't do a conventional launch". The website also quoted a spokesperson for the Williams teams as saying that the team had not yet decided whether the 1st of February debut would coincide with a conventional "launch". Although they did confirm that "the FW33 will be in action at the first test in Valencia," with Rubens Barrichello at the wheel on the first day, and then Williams latest signing Pastor Maldonado taking over half-way through the second day, as both drivers will have equal share of all the pre-season testing. Speaking about the FW33, William's engineering boss and co-owner Patrick Head recently wrote in his column for Motorsport magazine that the 2011 car is "more adventurous" than last year's. Meanwhile, Team Lotus also have high hopes that their 2011 challenger will bring them their first points in 2011 season. Meanwhile, their 2010 rivals HRT and Virgin have decided not to debut their 2011 cars at the first test, instead deciding to take more time to prepare them away from the track. Image ©Andrew Hone

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