Mercedes will today launch the car that will defend F1’s world titles in a reveal before the car is debuted on track for the first time. The six-time champions have already unveiled their reworked livery for 2020, introducing a splash of red due to a new partnership with INEOS.
Unveiling the new colour scheme, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said: “It is a very proud moment for us to welcome INEOS to Mercedes in their new capacity as principal partner.
“The company’s ambition, dynamism and entrepreneurial flair are a perfect fit for the spirit of Mercedes-AMG Petronas.
“Both companies share a restless desire to improve every day and a strong commitment to achieving the very best results. Our partnership will be defined by tackling great challenges together – on the race track, on water and on the stages of the Grand Tours – and we will be aiming to raise the bar in each of them.
“Furthermore, this new partnership is an important cornerstone of our future plans in Formula One. It once again serves to demonstrate the attraction of the sport for ambitious, global brands with a long-term vision for success.”
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But the new W11 has been kept under wraps – until now.
Today, Mercedes’ will debut their new car at Silverstone where Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will drive it for the first time.
Then the car will head for pre-season testing in Barcelona next week.
F1 teams will have six days of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to fine-tune their cars on-track ahead of the 2020 campaign.
What TV channel is the Mercedes car launch on?
Sky Sports F1 will be showing live coverage of the reveal in the UK.
Existing customers can stream the action via the Sky Go app.
Can I watch the Mercedes car launch for free?
Yes, there is a way to watch the event without paying a penny.
A teaser will be released online at 9.30am today.
The car launch will also be available to stream on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube at the full launch at 10.30am.
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