Mercedes have presented their new single-seater with which they are aspiring to win their ninth consecutive constructors’ title.
The W13 will be driven by drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
Following last season’s late drama, losing the F1 title to Red Bull and Max Verstappen, Mercedes and Hamilton are determined to reclaim that crown.
“I am very happy with the changes made by the FIA and delighted with the work done in W13 at the factory,” said Hamilton at the event, breaking his silence of almost two months.
“I never said I was going to stop. But it was a difficult time for me and I really needed to step back.”
“Eventually I got to a point where I decided I was going to be attacking again coming into another season,” Hamilton added.
“It’s amazing for me to be here now that those pictures of me and him going around from 10 years ago when I was a kid,” Russell said.
“He’s a hero to me and I hope to learn a lot from him in this first year,” he added.
Like all 2022 cars, the new Mercedes W13 has been designed to comply with revolutionary new regulations aimed at making the racing closer and more competitive.
The car features very tightly packed bodywork, on which significant effort has clearly been made on securing the best possible airflow.
Mercedes have reverted to their traditional silver after two years of a black livery in support of diversity.