The presentations of the single-seater for next season are linked before the start of private testing next Wednesday in Barcelona. After Ferrari and McLaren, it is Mercedes’s turn, a few days after the formalization of its partnership with Ineos, to present its brand new racing car. The red of the petrochemical firm, owned by the British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe appears very clearly on the Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Performance. The turquoise of the Malaysian oil company Petronas, the title partner of the British team, is present on the side of the car.
Wolff: “The bigger the challenge, the more we appreciate it”
At the wheel of their new car, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will try next season to continue amassing the successes accumulated since 2014. The Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Performance could allow Mercedes to make history through the front door by winning a seventh consecutive title with manufacturers. Britain’s Lewis Hamilton will aim for a seventh driver’s title to equal the all-time record held by German Michael Schumacher.
“2020 will be particularly difficult as there will be teams that will focus mainly on 2020, and others that will start shifting their resources for 2021, said Toto Wolff, owner of Mercedes, on the stable’s official website. Finding the right balance will be very important, but what …
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