2016 F1 championship runner-up, Nico Rosberg behind the wheel as Sky Sports captures first look at W07.
Sky Sports has caught a sneak-preview of the new Mercedes car, the W07, as the world champions debuted their 2016 challenger at a shakedown event at Silverstone.
The new Mercedes broke cover at around 10.15am with Nico Rosberg, the victor of the final three races of 2015, behind the wheel.
World champion Lewis Hamilton is expected to drive the new car for the first time this afternoon.
Under F1’s Sporting Regulations, Mercedes are permitted to run up to 100km outside of official testing on designated filming days.
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“The cars are meant to sound louder this year because they have an extra exhaust exit and listening to the Mercedes this morning it was appreciably louder given they are probbaly not running the car at full throttle yet,” reported Sky Sports News HQ’s Craig Slater.