Mercedes team who represented Lewis Hamilton, officially launched their race cars for the 2013 season. Undergone some design changes, Mercedes W04 is expected to provide a mount that makes two drivers competing to be world champion.
Mercedes W04 first appeared at the Jerez circuit with Nico Rosberg driving for the purpose of shooting on Monday (04/02/2103) morning local time. Hamilton turns in the afternoon to officially introduce to the media.
In a statement, the Mercedes team called if the car's aerodynamics have been optimized with five new elements contained in the front wing plus the second generation of the exhaust system Coanda. For the suspension system, Mercedes W04 uses pushrod on the front and pullrod to the rear.
"2013 marked the beginning of a new era related Silver Arrows work. Restructuring we've done on this team in the last 18 months has now grow toward maturity, and it describes the F1 W04. Which is a step forward in terms of design and detail satisfactory than predecessor, "said Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn.
Related to Lewis Hamilton, the 2013 will be the first time he rode not claim McLaren F1 car. Will undergo a new adventure, the British rider targeting can win the race again even be done gradually.
"This year is all about stepping slowly. Finis in the first race, can go up to the podium and win races. (W04) feels like an F1 car. Has downforce and wheels like a car I liked the previous one," replied Hamilton on the BBC.