First clear photo of the 2012 Mercedes AMG W03

Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes MGP W03 at Silverstone

Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes MGP W03 at Silverstone

Feb.19 (PVM) A couple of very blurry videos were released last week of the Mercedes AMG W03 being given a shakedown at Silverstone, the footage was not very clear and the car a pinprick on the track – now we have one of the first clear photos (above) of the 2012 Silver Arrows with Michael Schumacher in the cockpit.

The photo clearly shows that the team have joined the trend and adopted the stepped nose solution.

It has emerged that during the promotional filming, at the British GP venue, the car ran demo Pirelli tyres (as per the rules for promotional filming) with Nico Rosberg and Schumacher covering the 100 km maximum allowed for such occasions.

The car makes it’s official debut on the first morning of collective testing in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Meanwhile Rosberg released a teaser video of himself in the new car at Silverstone. Watch it here>>>