We already knew the W11’s splash-of-red colour scheme but now Mercedes have unveiled the official car, releasing images ahead of Friday’s shakedown.

Mercedes opted for a double reveal this season, first the livery and then the car.

Sponsored by Ineos in a new five-year deal, the colours were shown off on Monday as the team announced the new princple partner agreement and, in doing so, committed Mercedes’ future to F1.

Formula 1, though, was made to wait a few more days to see the official car – or at least renderings of it.

Mercedes has released images of the W11, the car the Brackley team hopes will either carry Lewis Hamilton to a record-equalling seventh Drivers’ Championship title or Valtteri Bottas to his very first.

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