The W11 that Mercedes unveiled on Friday morning looks distinctly similar to last year’s title-winning W10. Even if its new challenger does carry over developments from the end of 2019, that leaves Mercedes well placed to pick up where it left off
Mercedes has managed to get two bites out of the Formula 1 launch season, first unveiling the addition of Ineos-instigated burgundy to the overall livery, before peeling the virtual covers off the W11 before pre-season testing gets underway.
And, for the most part, the W11 looks like nothing more than an evolution. But one must be mindful that last year Mercedes, having turned up in week one of testing with something that amounted to a beta-spec car, enacted an overhaul of the full aero package in the space of a week.
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