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F1 Season Launch 2024: Mercedes launch the W15

Following on from their first winless season since 2012, Mercedes have launched their radically changed W15.

Credit: Mercedes F1 team

With a chaotic off-season at the Brackley-based team, Lewis Hamilton is leaving for Ferrari in 2025. The team hopes this is the year they can get back to their regular winning ways.

Credit: Mercedes F1 team

The livery this year keeps the black from last year but also features a silver front nose as well as Petronas green lines swooping up the nose.

The W15 has been hailed as the big step that the team needs to take to turn around their slump in form, with James Elliot coming back as technical director to oversee the design and Toto Wolff (Team Principal) stating that “we’re changing the concept” and that “we’re completely moving away from how we laid out the chassis, the weight distribution, the airflow.”

The car will run in a shakedown next Tuesday in Bahrain before the first test.

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