The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has been having fun in the last 24 hours, asking fans to Twitter about the new F1 car. The more twittering there was, the more of the car would be revealed, with a virtual garage door being rolled up to reveal a machine in the shadows. This was such a success that the team’s servers failed to cope with the traffic and the garage door stayed down until a more stately flow was achieved. The garage door edged upwards. The image revealed did not show much because of the amount of shadow, but with the magic of computers and a fair bit of photo enhancement, I have managed to reveal the basic shape of the new car. This looks at first glance rather similar to the other cars we have seen thus far, with a straighter nose and very conventional side pods.
The rear wing appears to be a little odd, but it looks like there has been a glitch in the picture as the top of the airbox also seems rather flat.