Force India has announced that it will launch its 2012 car on February 3 at the Silverstone circuit.

11660 - Force India confirms launch date

The team will unveil the new VJM05 ahead of the first test at Jerez which starts on February 7. Technical director Andrew Green said earlier in January that there would be some anxiety ahead of the debut of the car when Force India finds out what the other teams have designed over the winter break.

"It is a busy time for us, and there's a huge unknown as well," Green said. "We don't know how well we've done over the winter compared to our competitors, and thus there's a bit of anxiety just waiting to see what everyone else comes up with. So there's that side of it too."

So far Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Sauber in running its new car at the opening test, with Lotus also expected to launch on February 6. Only Mercedes has delayed the track debut of its car until the second test.