Hamilton debuts new Mercedes car at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes
Hamilton drove the new model Mercedes in blustery conditions at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton has put the first laps on the Mercedes car he hopes will make him world champion for the fourth time in 2017.

The 32-year-old drove the brand new Mercedes W08 at Silverstone in blustery conditions on wet tyres.

It has been produced to new regulations aimed at making the cars faster, more dramatic and more demanding of drivers.

It features an elegant design, in contrast to some rivals, and a notably narrow rear.

Mercedes are officially launching the car on Thursday and there will be reaction from Hamilton, team-mate Valtteri Bottas and team bosses through the day.

Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes


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