Mercedes AMG F1 team has revealed the first shots of their new W12 car with which they intend to extend their ominous winning streak in the sport. The team's 2021 season is all about continuity as it prepares for major changes ahead of 2022.
In a curious move, the team posted rendering of their car half an hour ahead of their launch "event" on youtube.
With just 2 development tokens to spend, the W12 features a lot of carryover from 2020's W11 which was an unrivalled machine in most races, leading to reasonably straight forward Driver's and Constructor's championship. Without doubt, they are favourites to repeat this feat in 2021.
The car continues to be steered by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, with both men on their last year of their contracts. Similarly stable is the team's structure, with James Allisson leading the technical department and Toto Wolff continuing to head the operation as Team Principal. Sponsor Ineos on the other hand has become a part-shareholder in the team.