Mercedes W03 spotted testing at Silverstone

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Mercedes are testing the 2012 F1 car at Silverstone today.

The W03 has been filmed testing at the home of the British Grand Prix, near the team’s base in Brackley. Although the car appears quite small in the video above it is possible to see a characteristic 2012 ‘stepped nose’ at the front of the W03.

Mercedes later confirmed details of the test on Twitter, saying: “We?re happy to report that our new car, the F1 W03, completed its first 100 kms during a filming day today.

Nico [Rosberg] and Michael [Schumacher] completed 50km each at Silverstone, with Nico taking the W03 out for its first lap at 10.24am (precisely).”

The car is due to be officially revealed on Tuesday next week at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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82 comments on Mercedes W03 spotted testing at Silverstone

  1. kenneth Ntulume said on 17th February 2012, 9:47

    This season is already shaping up!!!!!!
    The, drama, intrigue, suspense, thrilling scoops…………………..
    There is nuthin like F1 in sport surely.

  2. supernicebob (@supernicebob) said on 17th February 2012, 13:04

    Yes yes yes. More helmet cam footage please. Was it the end of 2008 when DC raced with one for all of 1/2 corners at Brazil? Seems to have cropped up in a few practice sessions and I think Giedo Van Der Garde had one in a GP2 race at Monza last year but otherwise has not been used anywhere near enough for my liking.

    Does anyone know if there is any particular reason holding it back?

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 17th February 2012, 13:14

    Ok, this is awkward. The Mercedes has been the nicest looking car, in my opinion, for the past 2 years and this stepped nose will just detract from that. That said, everyone but McLaren is doing it so I guess it’s all relative.

  4. Gary Yogurt (@gary-yogurt) said on 17th February 2012, 16:13

    I would very much love for this to be a car with all sorts of fake parts to throw off the likes of Adrian Newey, who claims to be “worried” about the W03.

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