Mercedes has today released the first images of its new car while Bottas and Hamilton complete a shakedown a Silverstone.
The new car features an updated livery which had been teased online and has a brighter silver and brighter Petronas highlights.
The W10, which will again be driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, could in 2019 take Mercedes to its sixth straight constructor’s title matching that of Ferrari during the Schumacher era.
“We have to start from scratch, we need to prove ourselves again – against our own expectations and against our competitors,” said team boss Toto Wolff.
“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.”
“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.”
Images from Autosport
2019 car launch dates:
- Haas- 7 February
- Toro Rosso- 11 February
- Williams- 11 February
- Renault- 12 February
- Racing Point- 13 February
- Red Bull- 13 February
- Mercedes- 13 February
- Mclaren- 14 February
- Ferrari- 15 February
- Alfa Romeo- 18 February