Mercedes reveals launch dates for 2022 Formula 1 car.
The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, 2021 F1 world championship, has announced the presentation date of its 2022 Formula 1 car, the W13.
Mercedes is the latest team to confirm the date on which it will debut its 2022 Formula 1 challenger.
The squad will reveal the W13 on February 18, a day after Ferrari unveils its new contender.
The Englishman has kept a low profile ever since, fuelling suggestions he could walk away from F1 despite holding a contract until the end of 2023.
A number of drivers have been rumoured to be in line to replace him should that take place, including Pierre Gasly and Sebastian Vettel.
However, that scenario seems unlikely with Mercedes and Hamilton expected to remain a feature at the front of the grid.
The forthcoming season is the first of a new era in F1 with all-new aerodynamic regulations aimed at improving on-track action.
Mercedes dominated the previous ‘turbo-hybrid’ era, winning every constructors’ championship since 2014 and all but one drivers’ title in that time.
The W13 was fired up last month, the team posting a video online, and is due to have its first run following the launch with a shakedown at Silverstone in the hours following the launch.
Six days of pre-season testing await teams, the first three in Spain from February 23 and the final test in Bahrain the week prior to the 2022 F1 season kicking off in mid-March.
Mercedes reveals launch dates for 2022 Formula 1 car Mercedes reveals launch dates for 2022 Formula 1 car