Race Car News #Update
Mercedes Benz and Ferrari set to release their 2018 grand spectacle later today following the Formula 1 week Launch.
Rivals as well as Contenders from last year’s Championship will launch their respective new cars within two hours of each other from lunchtime ahead of a season in which they again expect to battle for F1’s world titles.
The new Mercedes will formally be unveiled Today at 12:10.pm UK time at Silverstone. A W09 Model is being launched as part of a filming day during which world champion ‘Lewis Hamilton’ and ‘Valtteri Bottas’ will each drive the car for the first time. Although, sneak peeks of the car on track are expected to emerge before then.
Afterwards, attention will then shift to Italy where Ferrari will launch their as-yet-unnamed 2018 challenger during an online event at 2.pm from their ‘Maranello base’. Drivers ‘Sebastian Vettel’ and ‘Kimi Raikkonen’ will be in attendance to test run the car.
Mercedes are expected to have taken an evolutionary approach to the W09 design, although they are determined to cure the negative characteristics of last year’s car which led team boss Toto Wolff to christen it a “diva”.
Ferrari on the other end are tipped to introduce a longer wheelbase on their 2018 car to bring them more in line with Mercedes’ configuration.