Mercedes W02 launch ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ first pictures

2011 F1 cars

Mercedes have launched their 2011 F1 car in Valencia.

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg pulled the covers off the W02 shortly before the first test session of the year began.

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100 comments on Mercedes W02 launch ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ first pictures

  1. Adam Tate (@adam-tate) said on 1st February 2011, 9:18

    That should make it quite pretty when it gets out on the track. The more I look at this design the more I love it. It reminds me of the un-raced TF110 from last year. It looks like it’s ready to challenge for wins right out of the box!

  2. Todfod (@todfod) said on 1st February 2011, 9:23

    Whos is the dude with the ridiculous moustache?

  3. Calum said on 1st February 2011, 9:24

    Beautiful! Brushed silver and mint looks superb! The nose looks highly aggressive, this car is the best so far.

    (note, yet to look at the Williams, RBR and STR launches)

  4. MGP W01 said on 1st February 2011, 9:24

    Why does it have last years front wing and no barge/side mirror boards like every other car. Also i think the colour schemes worse. GRRR, letdown!

    • Adam Tate (@adam-tate) said on 1st February 2011, 9:35

      Most cars launch with old wings and won’t put on the new ones until they hit the track. I think they don’t have the barge boards because they have such an aggressive design for their sidepods. But if you look, they have a lil’ stubby version of one.

    • Calum said on 1st February 2011, 17:02

      Haha, your name is so last year. W02 is where it’s at these days! ;)

  5. antonyob said on 1st February 2011, 9:30

    Best looking new car by a nose, literally. Pretty can mean pretty useless but it’d be very unlikely for Ross Brawn to get it wrong twice.

    Great to not be able to call the best team tho it’ll come from either Mercedes, Red Bull, Mclaren, Ferrari with dark horses in Renault and hopefully Williams.

  6. antonyob said on 1st February 2011, 9:32

    i love it being all so low key as well. much more like a racing team and less like an episode of x factor!

  7. chaostheory said on 1st February 2011, 9:39

    Interesting to see this Lotus-Renault guy “inspecting” the rear of the car on the first picture :)

  8. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 1st February 2011, 9:42

    Now this is an aggressive evolution. You can understand why red Bull didn’t do anything radical (why discard something that works) or why Ferrari have practically the same car with bits added from others’ (so they can add even more bits from others’), but Mercedes have really taken the challenge of getting back to race-winning form (in the guise of Brawn) by the horns. I agree with another comment made on the last article, they’re definitely starting to look like Mercedes now rather than butchered Brawn. I expect a race win at least from this one.

  9. McG (@mcg) said on 1st February 2011, 10:24

    Stunning.

  10. box this lap (@sebashuis) said on 1st February 2011, 10:50

    such a BEAUTY!

  11. Faraz (@faraz) said on 1st February 2011, 11:46

    I love it just looking at it it looks like a winner might just become a Mercedes fan :L

  12. Gaston (@golarrazabal) said on 1st February 2011, 12:08

    Best looking car on the grid.

  13. explosiveface (@explosiveface) said on 1st February 2011, 12:21

    Words cannot express how much better this looks compared to the W01.

  14. airbrck said on 1st February 2011, 13:03

    Um.. it looks like a duck. I don’t like ducks. Hope Renault will eat this duck (with some apples).

  15. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 1st February 2011, 13:18

    Fantastic looking car!

    Really hope it does much better this season for them. Will be great to see either of them on the podium.

  16. Wow, looking at the nose – the camera mounts almost look like they are acting as another plane; is there any aero benefit to be gained from doing this?

  17. antonyob said on 1st February 2011, 13:56

    remember when these current rules cars were the ugliest ever? how times change eh!

  18. Fixy (@fixy) said on 1st February 2011, 14:32

    Where did they put the on board camera?!?

  19. shuntaro27 said on 1st February 2011, 14:36

    I don’t know why they don’t use shark fin. All the other teams use shark fin.

  20. Wow, best looking car until now for me.

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