Mercedes have revealed their 2016 Formula 1 challenger, the W07, as they set out in search of a third consecutive championship double and by default they are the team to beat as they target a treble of drivers’ and constructors’ F1 world titles.
Mercedes hasn’t been seriously challenged since major rule changes were introduced in 2014, leaving opponents struggling to keep pace with defending champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Mercedes was able to get an early feel for its new car during a promotional event a few days ago, and based on Rosberg’s first impressions, it’s not good news for the rest of the grid.
“Here we go, what an awesome feeling, first lap with the new Silver Arrow,” Rosberg said in a video released by the team. “Flat-out down the stretch, eighth gear, it feels really quick already.”
World champion team’s Paddy Lowe, the Executive Director (Technical), Mercedes AMG Petronas spoke about their newest weapon, built in an environment of stable regulations challenge engineers to dig deep and find “mini revolutions” for the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid chassis and PU106C Hybrid Power Unit. Read his interview here>>>