Mercedes W04 to be shown for first time today

2013 F1 season

Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, W03, 2012Mercedes will give the first view of their new F1 car on their website later today.

In a novel step, the speed of the launch will be determined by how often people post the hashtag #F1W04Reveal on Twitter.

According to the team: “Each Tweet will trigger the opening of a garage door on our website, behind which is hiding the new F1 W04. And the faster you retweet it, the faster the car will be revealed.”

The event will begin on Mercedes website from 4pm UK time.

The formal launch of the car will take place at Jerez on Monday.

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133 comments on Mercedes W04 to be shown for first time today

  1. Alexander (@al3xander) said on 2nd February 2013, 16:11

    the one time this week i get to see a live launch and the website is down typical!

  2. Andrei (@andrei) said on 2nd February 2013, 16:22

    @keithcollantine Shouldn’t the Mercedes Site link point directly to “http://www.mercedes-amg-f1.com” ? It is pointed to “http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/02/02/mercedes-w04-shown-time-today/www.mercedes-amg-f1.com” instead. Sorry if I’m wrong.
    Site is down anyway :( …

  3. Nickpkr21 said on 2nd February 2013, 16:46

    I guess hamilton need to stay away of anything related to twitter, bad start of season reliabilty problems with a great idea that didn’t work : D

  4. James (@jaymz) said on 2nd February 2013, 17:00

    Site still down an hour later.

  5. Jake Moon (@andwhatisdeletrazdoing) said on 2nd February 2013, 17:00

    Since their website is down, Hamilton should tweet pictures of the new car, along with the blueprints, measurements, and all their telemetry!

  6. Mickrock (@mickrock) said on 2nd February 2013, 17:06

    Geez… the site loads slower than than an HRT. Is there a 7 second rule for websites?

  7. Nick (@schneeb) said on 2nd February 2013, 17:20

    Pathetic.

  8. Edz101 (@eddieb101) said on 2nd February 2013, 17:40

    i could see the website crash coming the second they announced they were going to unveil it today. It wasn’t a bright idea to announce the reveal only a few hours before it happens and then only have it in one location on a website that didn’t have the capacity to handle it… and during the weekend! I’ll check back in an hour or so

  9. ivz (@ivz) said on 2nd February 2013, 17:40

    2013 Fail of the year :)

  10. Calum (@calum) said on 2nd February 2013, 18:05

    This is absolutely brilliant – a comparison of all 2013 F1 cars so far (including Mercedes)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCHR3NfCMAA7miq.jpg

  11. Ivano (@) said on 2nd February 2013, 18:16

    Wow, if twits are needed to get this car out of the garage, what are they going to need for qaulifying?

  12. They’ve tweeted a picture of where it would be by now. Looks like ‘modesty’ panel also, no step nose :] Cant see much else

  13. the_sigman (@sigman1998) said on 2nd February 2013, 18:34

    If Mercedes are going to be as fast as their workers speed to solve the problem in the server they are going to be last.

  14. minoV12 said on 2nd February 2013, 18:38

    What we got so far
    http://imgur.com/AqVjpFs

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