Mercedes has revealed their new W08 car to strengthen their hopes of leading the team to a fourth successive F1 World Championship double.
Mercedes has revealed the new W08 car in the windy condition at Silverstone on Thursday. The car will give the required boost to Lewis Hamilton and new team-mate Valtteri Bottas after Rosberg’s retirement.
Lewis Hamilton and new team-mate Valtteri Bottas each drove the car for the first time as Mercedes completed a shakedown at Silverstone ahead of the start of winter testing next week.
“It is undoubtedly the most detailed car we have ever built as a team,” said Hamilton.
After his first on-track drive in the W08, Hamilton described the car as feeling like “a powerful beast”.
“The cars look so much better than they have in the past,” added the three-time world champion. “I’m really hoping F1 is going to be super exciting this year for the fans and it will be a lot closer between the teams and that us drivers will be able to make more of a difference.”