Mercedes W11, 2020

First pictures: Mercedes reveals its new F1 car for 2020

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Mercedes has revealed the first images of its new Formula 1 car for the 2020 season, the W11.

The world champions’ new car is due to run for the first time at Silverstone later today. Valtteri Bottas will drive the car first, followed by Lewis Hamilton.

Mercedes is aiming to extend its run of championship successes for a seventh consecutive season. Last year it became the first team in Formula 1 history to sweep both titles for six years in a row. This year it could become the first team to win seven consecutive constructors’ titles, beating Ferrari’s record from 1999-2004.

“There’s a great sense of pride within Mercedes that we were able to win last year’s championships and that our tally now adds up to those six consecutive doubles which has never been done before,” said team principal Toto Wolff. “But at the same time, there’s a lot of scepticism because we know we can’t rely on records from the past.

“We all start with zero points again this year and we believe that 2020 will be particularly challenging because there will be teams that will put a lot of focus on 2020 and there will be teams that will start to shift their resources into 2021. Getting that balance right will very important, but that’s not an easy thing to do.”

The team revealed its new livery earlier this week at an event in London, including the logos of Ineos, a major new addition to its portfolio of sponsors.

Pictures: 2020 Mercedes F1 car

Compare the new Mercedes with last year’s car

Mercedes 2020 and 2019 cars - side
Mercedes 2020 and 2019 cars – side
Mercedes 2020 and 2019 cars - front
Mercedes 2020 and 2019 cars – front

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  • 20 comments on “First pictures: Mercedes reveals its new F1 car for 2020”

      1. Looks like Ferrari’s mirror style caught on.

        1. Mirrors are on backwards

    1. Livery looks much better than during the livery launch earlier this week. Otherwise the’ve shown us nothing.

    2. It’s a bit like wine tasting this year.. “Hmmm, I like this one.. it’s the same as the last one, no?”

      1. It is the same but more expensive!

      2. I prefer the colour fading into eachother on the 2019 car.

    3. Look like renders, either that or got painted by the computer. That cape is something else and that rear packaging! As last years, they look to be a year ahead of everyone.

    4. “Last year it became the first team in Formula 1 history to sweep both titles for two years in a row.”

      Now, last I checked Mercedes have won both titles every year 2014-2019, that’s six years in a row.

    5. I can see this silver arrow racing straight through and breaking a lot of hearts of the horse kind and the bull kind……

    6. Is that more rake on the Mercedes?

    7. Having seen the top cars, one aspect is very clear. All of them have moved to a higher sidepod structure with small intakes. But RBR has the most complex aero development of the top cars. Behind the front tyres and till the sidepods, its very complex on the Red Bull. My concern is have they overdone it?

    8. Going live for the launch at Silverstone in a few minutes on social media.

    9. “Last year it became the first team in Formula 1 history to sweep both titles for two years in a row.”
      @keithcollantine typo.

    10. Love at first sight!

      No wonder they presented it today – 14.02

    11. Ok, where’s the sidepods?
      I don’t like that “it’s done, X’th championship” comments before the season, but this car is a pure aerodynamic wonder.

    12. More rake and higher sidepods? Never change a winning formula, ey?

    13. I dont know if writing “crowdstrike” on a Mercedes racing car is a poor choice of words considering the history.
      Other than that, car looks good, a winner for sure.

    14. Looks much better than the pictures we saw at the beginning of the week somehow. Still think it would look better in just black and teal. Also looks super tightly packaged and small. Will probably be good as well.

    15. Not much different from W10 apart from the few livery-tweaks.

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