The new Mercedes Single-Seater F1 challenger surprised the world with its changed theme. The journey from the traditional Silver to the return of the black livery took an entire year of defeat, with just one win among the 22 races held. This new shining black W14 is not just the new Mercedes car. It is also the announcement of Mercedes’s strongest comeback. Don’t forget the W11, the most robust Formula One car ever, was black too. Now that the 2023 Mercedes car has been unveiled, the team became no late in having a test run.
Just after the launch on February 15, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell had taken the new car on the track of Silverstone for the pre-season running. And just the next day, both the British drivers again spend some time with the new W14 car. The team used one of the two days they got for filming purposes. Even before the official pre-season testing takes place in Bahrain at the International Circuit next week, Mercedes managed to take out “some of the findings” from the car.
Lewis Hamilton explains how he felt when he drove the brand new black Mecrde f1 challenger. It was great for the seven-time world champion to get up and run the W14. He says, “it has always been a much-anticipated moment for everyone at the Brackelt factory that has been working so hard for so long” Hamilton is incredibly grateful to the team who put so much effort into making Mercedes’s latest creation.
In addition, Briton explains, “The day [the launch day when Hamilton drove the new car for the first time] went smooth. We got through a good program, and we have come away with some useful findings.” Speaking of himself, Hamilton stated that he felt generally comfortable in the car “I am really excited to get going in Bahrain.”
Lewis Hamilton And Andrew Shovlin Giving Good News About the Mercedes W14
For the change in a color that made fans a little more excited as it fulfilled their demand, Lewis Hamilton said, “I love the black liver in W14.” This, in terms, is known as the business! But on the other terms, it encourages and motivates the driver even more. The change in livery was basically brought to reduce the weight of the car. Apparently, the carbon color weighs less than the silver scheme. This will likely aid Mercedes in remaining under the weight limit given by FIA.
Besides, the trackside director of the Silver Arrows, Andrew Shovlin, emerged to figure out some positive news for Mercedes. He reported that a “solid start” is paving the route for MErcedes’ championship win. He stated that the conditions during the test run for filming were not good. Yet both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell completed the 100km run without any issues. “A good assessment from the first impression of the W14 has been recorded,” as suggested by Andrew Shovlin.