Mercedes’ W09 has broken cover a little earlier than planned after a photograph of the new car leaked on social media.
Just a day after Toro Rosso’s STR13 was unveiled through a leaked photo, Mercedes’s W09 has greeted the world in a similar fashion.
The new car, which will be officially unveiled at 12:10GMT at Silverstone, features a tweaked livery and the controversial Halo.
The long hours, the late nights, the work of 1,500 people…
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) February 22, 2018
Unfortunately for Mercedes, Sky Sports are reporting that the car didn’t get very far on its first run, breaking down in the pit lane.
Mercedes are conducting a day of filming during the unveil meaning they can cover a maximum of 100kms.