Mercedes presents F1 W06 Hybrid

By on Sunday, February 1, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Defending World Champions Mercedes has unveiled its W06 Hybrid in the Jerez pit lane ahead of the start of pre-season testing.

Mercedes swept to last year’s title after claiming 16 wins from 19 races, while Lewis Hamilton edged out Nico Rosberg to claim the drivers’ crown.

Hamilton and Rosberg have both been retained for a third season together, with many expecting the pair to scrap again for this year’s championship.

"The launch of a new car is an exciting moment for everybody involved," said boss Toto Wolff.

"To see the product of all that hard work turn a wheel for the first time is a great source of pride - and rightly so. However, there is a long road ahead before we reach the first race. We must build a fast, reliable racing car to be able to compete with rivals whose ability and competitiveness can never be underestimated. At this point, every team is on zero points.

"The only thing we know for sure is that we have consistency in our driver line-up for the third year running and they know what's expected of them, just as we know what they expect from us. We're looking forward to seeing them push each other and the team forward. It will be another fascinating battle between the two but we must wait until Melbourne until we know if we have provided them with a car that allows them to fight each other for wins."

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