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Valtteri Bottas put in the first laps in the W09 at a wet Silverstone circuit on Thursday with his new Mercedes F1 car fitted with Halo.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton is predicting a three-way battle for this year’s titles with Red Bull entering the fray.
Hours after a photograph was leaked online, Mercedes officially introduced their W09 to the world at Silverstone on Thursday.
Although Toto Wolff says driver safety needs to be looked at, the Mercedes motorsport boss could quite happily take a “chainsaw” to Halo.
Lewis Hamilton has said a new Mercedes deal could be announced before the first race in Australia after talking about his future at the launch of the W09.