Just over the week before the launch of the 2020 Mercedes W11, the Brackley squad fired up their new car for the first time.
The team, as has become the norm in recent years, took to social media to share the momentous occasion.
Listen up… W11 is ALIVE! 🔥⬆🔊❤ pic.twitter.com/BXFGSefmMy
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) January 28, 2020
Mercedes will unveil the car st Silverstone on 14 February before Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas put it through a shakedown.
The teams are permitted 100km of running outside of test days as part of promotional events.
This season Mercedes will be fighting for their seventh successive championship double while Hamilton is chasing Michael Schumacher’s record of seven World titles.
Bottas still wants his first.
Pre-season testing gets underway at the Barcelona circuit on 19 February.