Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Mercedes-AMG Unveils F1 W09 EQ Power+ Race Car For 2018 Season

Mercedes-AMG Unveils F1 W09 EQ Power+ Race Car For 2018 Season

While the filming days restrict the auto to be driven up to 100 km in non-race spec tyres, Mercedes will have a proper outing with the W09 when pre-season testing gets underway in Barcelona, Spain, next week.

He added: "We had already planned to start a clean slate at the beginning of this year".

The platitudes remain, of course.

As Ferrari stated at the launch, the wheelbase of the SF-71H is longer than last year's vehicle, bringing it in line with the likes of Mercedes. A huge amount of money was stumped up, invariably by the sponsors, as the battle for column inches and PR raged on throughout January and February.

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The new Ferrari is slightly longer than its predecessor, although much of the work at Ferrari's Maranello base this winter will have focused on eliminating the flaws which proved so costly in 2017.

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The pair went head to head for the drivers' title past year, Hamilton ultimately prevailing by 46 points to pull level with the German on four championships.

Describing the new W09 after a run on the Silverstone circuit, Hamilton said, "This is better than last year's auto in every aspect". The vehicle, which has a sort of cage in front of the seat to comply with new rules, was unveiled in the presence of Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne and Piero Ferrari.

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2017 champion Hamilton is aiming for the fifth world title of his career, and fourth at Mercedes, while team-mate Bottas is eyeing a more consistent challenge to the grid's biggest hitters after three wins previous year during his debut season at Brackley. Today we get the grand reveal for last year's top teams. "I have spoken with (Mercedes executive director) Toto Wolff, and we spoke about how we are committed to each other".

Hamilton went onto point to the fact that he had never entered discussions with any other team during his time at Mercedes as a sign of his unwavering dedication to the Silver Arrows, who will be aiming to secure a fifth successive constructors' crown this year.

Ferrari unveiled its vehicle on the same day as Mercedes. "But again we're just in no rush". That's a 40 per cent increase in the distance that the hardware needs to do for this year compared with last year. We hope we have kept the good character traits of the diva. "We've also been working on combustion efficiency and hardware friction reduction in partnership with Petronas".

Mercedes also announced that Pascal Wehrlein and George Russel will share the team's reserve drive role this season.

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