The Mercedes F1 team today at the Silverstone circuit its new car presented: the Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power+. The presentation was by the fans followed live.
Mercedes won last year with Lewis Hamilton the F1 world title at the manufacturers and the riders. It was the fourth year in a row that Mercedes both world titles conquered.
Three times went to the world championship to Lewis Hamilton, only in 2016 had the Brit narrowly beaten by team-mate Nico Rosberg. The German took a few days and then bid farewell to the Formula 1 and the Fin Valtteri Bottas followed him in 2017. After a very strong first season at Mercedes was given Bottas a contract extension to 2018. Also this year will be Hamilton and Bottas so the rijdersduo at Mercedes forms.
Hamilton and Mercedes want their world title to defend but the competition with Ferrari and Red Bull promises to be intense. In addition, it also wants to Valtteri Bottas this year in full his chance. Last year, clears the Fin and the rival of Hamilton. This was, however, too limited to be able to mix in the title, something which he this year want change.
Today, however, nothing but smiling faces during the presentation of the new Mercedes F1 car. Of competition between Hamilton and Bottas seems tentative, no question.
The real work, however, begins next week Monday, the first of two F1-wintertests start and then we get a first tentative indication of the reliability and mutual balances in the F1.
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