Starts the era of Hamilton, Bottas and the Mercedes W08


Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the new W08, the single-seater with the
that will attempt to prolong its dominance in the Formula 1. Silverstone
it has been the scenario chosen to perform the first few miles of a
‘silver arrow’ with its unique design compared to the rest of the cars
presented, has managed to instill respect. With thousands of details
that make it a unique car, without a doubt, starts the era of a Mercedes W08 that
it will be piloted by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas
. The finn has
become the fourth Mercedes driver in the modern era of the Formula 1.

After starring in the act of presentation at the start / finish straight of Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton has stated: Has been a fantastic winter and a training season very exciting for me. I have added new items to my regime workouts regularly and even though it has been kept very nice. I’m in great shape. I’ve also had time to visit the factory of the team and has been very encouraging to see the way in which the whole world has been working. After the successes achieved could have dropped the piston, but is inspired to see how everyone pushes. Is a very interesting stage of the year“.

My privilege as a pilot is to get to convey what it feels like in the
, but that is not what pilotemos really the car is difficult
set a goal”
explained Hamilton, though no doubt the revalidation of the
title is its great premise. “I feel in a positive place in the
team, we are now communicating better than ever and we
growing together
. I also believe that I have evolved in my relationship with my
team-mate. I’ve been working on this relationship with my
experience. Welcome to Valtteri to the team and I know that Mercedes
we will give everything possible to win the campeonato


For its part, Valtteri Bottas faces a new challenge:
Is a new chapter in my career. A new team, new
regulations… it Is all new! I’ve been waiting a long time for
get driving the car on the track, although it comes just a day of shooting.
I Am wanting to start racing next week in Barcelona and understand
really the car for which they have been working all in Brixworth and
Brackley. It has been a busy winter for me since I signed for Mercedes. I have
tried to exploit to the maximum the time that we have had. I’ve spent a lot
time in Brackley
, living so many things as has been possible with the

The finn further added: “I feel prepared,
although the learning curve is still large and I’m receiving information
useful every day. It is in our hands to make the most of the time
together. In terms of my physical preparation, I think I had the winter
more hard until now. I have done some good workouts, I feel in the
best way I’ve ever been and this is ready for the next season. It is a
feeling very exciting for me, has been a massive effort, but this only
it is the first step and here is where it really starts to work