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Mercedes World Champions released the first images of the new W07 car on Sunday, which will be driven by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the 2016 Formula One season. The team revealed the new design on their Twitter feed on Sunday.
The F1 W07 Hybrid hit the track for the first time on Friday, with Nico
Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton clocking up just under 100 kilometres between
them at Silverstone as part of a promotional event.
Mercedes will be hoping the W07 can replicate the results of recent seasons, in which the team have dominated the sport. They were the constructors' champions last season, while Hamilton clinched the drivers’ title—his second in succession—with Rosberg finishing in second.
The car will get its first public outing on Monday, with pre-season testing set to get underway in Barcelona.
Improving on last season’s W06, which won a staggering 16 of the 19 races on the calendar, is going to be a very difficult ask for the team. However, the technical chief Paddy Lowe thinks the new edition has made Mercedes an even more formidable proposition, per Luke Smith of NBC Sports:
Rosberg, who finished the 2015 season with three wins in a row, has already had a chance to drive the vehicle, posting a following on-board clip on his Twitter feed earlier this week.