Added: 27 February 2017
On Friday the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport was revealed to the public from the Silverstone garages via live broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and the Team’s official website.
The W08 EQ Power+ launch was not just the premiere of a new car – but it marked the global debut of a new technology label throughout the model range of Mercedes-Benz AMG and Mercedes-Benz.
The all new F1 W08 EQ Power+ has been designed to maximize performance opportunities available due to updated F1 aerodynamic regulations of 2017, which allow the fastest F1 cars to be produced
The W08 EQ Power+ is the fourth generation of Turbo Hybrid and has been created to withstand significantly increased physical loads and a more severe duty cycle, while also maximizing potential performance developments.
As well as a new vehicle, one of the most significant changes for the new season sees Valtteri Bottas become just the fourth Silver Arrows driver of the modern era in 2017. Alongside him will be three–time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who comes to the new season refreshed and reinvigorated.
The The W08 EQ Power+ will begin its testing programme in Barcelona on Monday 27 February.
The schedule for the first week of testing will be as follows, weather permitting