Mercedes have released images of their 2019 car, the W10, which will attempt to defend their drivers’ and constructors’ championship crowns.
In an online launch, the reigning champions displayed digital renderings of their W10 car, which will be driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Continuing with their predominantly silver livery, they’ve added bolder teal lines and opted for a faded look on the fin of the car, going from light silver to a darker silver.
Mercedes will complete their first installation laps with the W10 in a promotional event later on today, which will be closed to the public.
Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff said: “The 2019 season will be a new challenge for all of us. 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’re seeing all of them as a potential threat.
“But we’re all looking forward to the challenge; 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. We will focus on ourselves, building up performance and hopefully be ready when the first really competitive session starts on Saturday in Melbourne.”