Mercedes fire up their 2018 power unit bolted to the back of the W09 which they hope will help Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to title glory and enable them to yet again defend the crowns they have owned for the past four years.
In their own words: “Nervous energy fills the air. Twelve calendar months, a thousand man-years in the making. And now, a first milestone passed.”
“The W09 is more than a machine. It carries the passion and drive of an entire racing team. And this is when it starts to become reality…”