autoevolution
 

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Releases F1 W05 Teasers

With less than 24 hours until their new single-seater is launched at Jerez, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team released four teaser photos of the W05.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05 5 photos
Photo: Mercedes-AMG F1
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05
As it can be seen in one of the shots, the new F1 car includes a tribute to Michael Schumacher, who has been struggling in a coma for over a month now following a skiing accident in the Austrian Alps.

The #KeepFightingMichael hashtag is sure to bring a tear or two in the eyes of its biggest fans, especially since the latest predictions about its future health have been pretty grim.

The W05 sports the first ever Mercedes-Benz racing engine that is no longer called an “engine” officially, but a “Hybrid Power Unit”, and it was built following the new FIA-imposed F1 doctrine.

With a displacement of just 1.6 liters, the turbocharged V6 is also incorporating a HY-KERS unit that offers about double the power than the motors in previous F1 seasons.

While initially we all thought it was going to sound like a vacuum cleaner on acid, it seems that the new powerplant's exhaust isn't so bad-sounding after all, as this short clip demonstrated us last week. Stay tuned tomorrow for the car's official reveal in the first day of testing at Jerez.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)
About the author: Alex Oagana
Alex Oagana profile photo

Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
Full profile

 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories