febbraio 14, 2019

#WelcomeW10: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s tenth modern-day F1 car hits the track in Silverstone

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Excited for the challenge of the upcoming 2019 Formula One season, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport ran its all-new #F1 car for the first time today

  • The Mercedes-AMG #F1w10eqpower completed its first laps at the Silverstone International Circuit
  • Toto Wolff: “We’re taking nothing for granted, every team is a potential threat.”
  • The Mercedes team celebrates its tenth modern-day Formula One season with a new livery
  • Please find additional media assets, including Q&As with Toto Wolff, James Allison and Andy Cowell, as well as the technical specifications of the new car attached. These assets are also available to download from our media site
  • Please find attached the initial computer-generated render images of the 2019 car.
    On-track imagery will be provided throughout the day via media alerts and available to download on our media site

With a little over four weeks to go until the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One season, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today completed the first laps with its 2019 challenger. Named the Mercedes-AMG #F1w10eqpower, the 2019 contender ran on the 2.98 km Silverstone International Circuit this morning with #valtteribottas behind the wheel, to be followed by #lewishamilton this afternoon.

“The 2019 season will be a new challenge for all of us,” said Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO. “The regulations have changed quite substantially. We have to start from scratch, we need to prove ourselves again – against our own expectations and against our competitors. We start the season with zero points, so we’re taking nothing for granted and there’s absolutely no feeling of entitlement to be at the front. In fact, with the regulation change for the new season, every team can have a shot at the title and we’r e seeing all of them as a potential threat.”

Today’s running constitutes an official 100 km filming day, which the team also uses as a final systems check before the first pre-season test in Barcelona.

“We’re eager to hit the ground running in Barcelona, to benchmark ourselves against our own simulations and see if our predictions materialise on track,” said Toto.