The Mercedes W03 broke cover at Silverstone yesterday as the team put the car through a 100km shakedown test.
The images above and below of Michael Schumacher driving the car were taken and sent in by a reader.
It shows Mercedes have adopted an aggressive stepped nose on the W03.
Mercedes have also released footage of Nico Rosberg driving the car including helmet camera footage:
Here is a video shot of the car testing yesterday:
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