Mercedes-AMG Unveils F1 W09 EQ Power+ Race Car For 2018 Season

According to Mercedes-AMG, the all-new F1 W09 EQ Power+ is superior to its predecessor in every single way and is expected to improve on last year’s records on the track, thus becoming the fastest Mercedes F1 car in history.

Carrying the ‘EQ Power+’ designation, the new car stands as a beacon of hope for the automaker’s future performance hybrid models, which will be built under the EQ sub-brand.

For its first ever photo shoot, the W09 took to the track at Silverstone with Valtteri Bottas calling dibs on being the first one to get behind the wheel first. Appearance-wise, the new car features the Halo cockpit protection system and a less visually obtrusive aero fin above the engine cover.

“The W08 was the fastest car on the grid, scoring the highest number of pole positions and winning the most races last year. So we were careful not to lose the car’s many strengths just to overcome the difficulties,” stated team boss, Toto Wolff.

With the car raring to go, so is four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, who briefly reflected on his career with Mercedes during the W09’s launch.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s already our sixth year together, it feels like it’s gone by so quick. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster together.”

After eight total days of pre-season testing in Barcelona, the all-new W09 EQ Power+ racer will head to Melbourne for the opening race of the 2018 Formula 1 season, March 25th.

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  • PK

    It looks awesome! Lets go Mercedes! Defend the title! Lets 5 peat!!!!

    • gbmike25

      Absolutely…. #44 deserves #5…. and more

  • Shtekeris

    That front wing with billion tiny wings looks epic, must be some crazy aero trickery.

  • lagunas3ca

    Tommy Hilfiger getting back into F1 with the winning side.

  • The main picture makes the car so wide and slammed lol.

  • Six Thousand Times

    That is a narrow ass.

  • Vassilis

    The rear packaging looks very impressive but I must admit I expected to see some more innovations. The nose, bargeboards, wings etc will probably change during testing and I’m sure the biggest changes are under the skin but still.

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