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Mercedes shakes down W03
Mercedes has run its new car the W03 on the track for the first time during a promotional filming day at Silverstone.
The new car completed 100km on Thursday with both Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher spending time behind the wheel, with videos of the car on track appearing on YouTube. The new car features a very pronounced stepped nose at the front and also has a double air intake above the driver's head, meaning McLaren remains the only team to opt for the curved nose solution.
The team will officially launch the new car on Tuesday at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona before the start of the opening day of the second pre-season test. With just two more tests before the start of the season each driver will only have four days in the car before the first race in Melbourne.