Hamilton does his first laps in a Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton has got behind the wheel of a Mercedes for the first time during a filming day at the Jerez circuit.

Hamilton drove the W04 which was officially launched earlier today.

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37 comments on Hamilton does his first laps in a Mercedes

  1. Nickpkr21 said on 4th February 2013, 19:57

    I heard car stop in track when lewis drove it, run out of fuel or ….

  2. bpacman (@bpacman) said on 4th February 2013, 20:33

    Great coverage as ever @keithcollantine – beating Sky and the Beeb to getting the first photos up too!

  3. SPIDERman (@spiderman) said on 4th February 2013, 22:42

    the car looks like a plane ready to take off.. its seems to be squating on its mid section and facing upwards!!! this is dangerous!!

  4. jre_f1 (@jre_f1) said on 4th February 2013, 23:07

    I would imagine they’ll have some extra flashings on the car or something if the drivers helmets are so similar come round 1. Admittedly Hamiltons is a more orange shade of yellow, but still, its not an easy call.

    Fair play to them both for sticking with their traditions though.

  5. tmax (@tmax) said on 4th February 2013, 23:59

    Somehow i Did not like the Livery of the car. Mercedes could have done a better job. The Petronas color is finding it difficult to blend in with the Silver color.

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