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The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team’s challenger for the year ahead will be revealed to the world’s press at the Circuito de Jerez, in Spain.

After teasing Mercedes fans on Twitter over the weekend, the covers will fully come off the 2013 Mercedes machine on the start-finish straight at the Spanish circuit at 1.30pm.

New Mercedes driver Hamilton, the 28-year-old former F1 world champion from Hertfordshire, will be joined at the car unveil by team boss Ross Brawn and teammate Nico Rosberg.

On Twitter this morning, Hamilton tweeted: “Rise & Shine!! Just got to the track in Jerez, nice & fresh. Today’s the launch & filming. Exciting times. Should be fun:)”

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team principal Ross Brawn, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at BrackleyMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team principal Ross Brawn, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at Brackley

Stevenage-born Hamilton left Vodafone McLaren Mercedes at the end of the 2012 season for Mercedes in a multi-million pound three-year deal.

Hamilton has since visited Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Mercedes AMG Petronas factory in Brackley and the Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains plant in Brixworth.

To see pictures of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton at the Mercedes factories, click on the photo gallery above right.

* The new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 was launched on Thursday by Jenson Button and Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez.

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 star Lewis Hamilton takes a look at the back of a Mercedes car at BrackleyMercedes AMG Petronas F1 star Lewis Hamilton takes a look at the back of a Mercedes car at Brackley

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