February 4, 2013
2013 Mercedes AMG-Petronas W04
The Mercedes AMG W04 looks to to be on trend with most other teams, an evolution of last year's model with a nose job. Unlike most other teams the W04 was shown with long non "Coanda" exhausts as it was driven by Nico Rosberg around Jerez ahead of tomorrows first day of winter testing.
Lewis Hamilton looks to have stepped into a bit of a political hornet's nest at Mercedes, a team with too many roosters at the top and no discernible vision yet. Not of much comfort to Lewis fans, he predicted 2013 as a transition year but if he's worried he does not seem to show it, tweeting on a new Blackberry, sporting a new hat with Monster Energy sponsorship and going home to Nicole on the brand new Bombardier Challenger 605 he just picked up.