W07. It sounds so much like the 007. But this is not the secret agent. Just the secret project that might turn the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS squad into world champions once again.
The future Formula 1 racer is described by those who put a whole year of their lives building an unbeatable machinery and putting their hearts into it.
“When I look at our car, so many faces come to my mind. We challenge each other in the constant search for improvement”, says Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. “We are contributing to a car that is more than just a machine. It is the result of thousands of hours of blood, sweat and tears from people driven by their passion. This Silver Arrow is no exception.”
So what is the W07 to those who served it as they would serve a king?
“Screaming at the TV on a Sunday afternoon.”
“A thousand liters of fuel to 21 different countries.”
“Building a legacy.”
“A relentless endeavor to defy the limits.”
“Late night calls to the US sourcing machine components.”
“Engraving our names in the next chapter of the Silver Arrows and the Formula 1 history books.”
The world champion Lewis Hamitlon and the runner up Nico Rosberg show up nodding in the video. They are both ready for the roller coaster ride, after nights of insomnia and days of chasing a new world title.
“Together we are W07”, says Toto Wolf.
The 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship contender, the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid, takes to the track for the first time, along the Northamptonshire circuit. Driven first by Nico Rosberg, then Lewis Hamilton, the car completed a total of 98.2 km. The team will now ready the F1 W07 Hybrid for its public track debut at the opening pre-season test of the 2016 Formula One season in Barcelona on Monday 22 February.