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Mercedes to launch car on Feb. 18

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Mercedes will launch the Method One automobile it hopes Lewis Hamilton will race in 2022 at a digital Silverstone occasion on Feb. 18.

Mercedes will unveil the W13E Efficiency because it bids to proceed its latest dominance of F1, having received eight straight Constructors’ Championships coming into this season. Nonetheless, a major overhaul to this season’s aerodynamic rules might threaten Mercedes’ standing as one in every of F1’s two groups to beat.

Whereas Mercedes continued one profitable streak final 12 months, it noticed one other finish. Purple Bull emerged as a championship rival and Max Verstappen would controversially beat Hamilton to the title with an overtake on the ultimate lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the primary time a Mercedes driver had not been world champion since 2013.

Mercedes is but to substantiate whether or not Hamilton will proceed racing this 12 months. Workforce boss Toto Wolff stated the seven-time world champion was “disillusioned” by F1 following that Abu Dhabi race, the place FIA race director Michael Masi carried out the foundations incorrectly to make sure a one-lap dash for the title.

Ought to Hamilton proceed, he can have a brand new teammate in George Russell, who steps up from Williams after three seasons. Russell is one in every of F1’s finest regarded younger skills, having received championships in Method 3 and Method 2 earlier than his elevation.

Mercedes is anticipated to revert again to its conventional silver livery, having run all-black colors in 2020 and 2021.

Mercedes’ launch occasion is 5 days earlier than preseason testing begins at Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya on Feb. 23.

There are 4 automobile launch dates at the moment confirmed:

Feb. 10 – Aston Martin

Feb. 11 – McLaren

Feb. 17 – Ferrari

Feb. 18 – Mercedes

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