Reigning world champions the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team have released a teaser image of their new W08 ahead of the cars official launch at the Silverstone circuit on Thursday.

The Brackley based outfit have a new driver this year with Valtteri Bottas joining Lewis Hamilton, replacing world champion Nico Rosberg who retired following his title win in Abu Dhabi last November.

The pair will join Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, Mercedes non executive chairman Niki Lauda and other senior Mercedes management as they unveil the car and carry out a shake down on the car following the launch event.

The W08 will be transported to the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya following the launch ahead of the start of pre-season testing on Monday.

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