Mercedes set to launch new Formula One car on February 18

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Mercedes set to launch new Formula One car on February 18

Mercedes, the long-hailed Formula One engine-manufacturer, said in a statement earlier this week it would roll out a new Formula One car at a virtual Silverstone event on February 18 and that it was expecting Lewis Hamilton to race for the McLaren Team in 2022 which uses Mercedes-powered autos following an utterly contentious defeat in Abu Dhabi last month what appears to have stemmed a clutch of uproars.

After winning its eighth straight Constructors’ Championships in a row before this season, Mercedes will be on the lookout to continue its dominance with an introduction of the W13E Performance. Nonetheless, expressing in-depth cynicism over Mercedes’ domination coming into this season, industry experts are reportedly whispering that a major reform in this season’s aerodynamic regulations could post a magnanimous threat to Mercedes’ stance as the Formula One’s best constructor.

Mercedes to unveil new F1 car on February 18, but may face off steep challenge

Corroborating analysts’ view, while continuing its winning streak last year, Mercedes also had witnessed a flipside of the coin with Red Bull emerging as a potential Championship contender with Max Verstappen beating Lewis Hamilton in a dubious final lap on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, marking off the first time when a Mercedes-powered engine had botched to become the world champion in nearly a decade.

Clouting Mercedes’ outlook further, the Formula One behemoth has yet to confirm whether Hamilton will continue this season, as the Team boss Toto Wolf was quoted saying in an interview that the World Champion had been spooked and ‘disillusioned’ over his defeat in Abu Dhabi with many accusing FIA race director Masi of favouring Verstappen over Hamilton.

If Hamilton decides not to conclude his career, he will have a new teammate to race with the new Mercedes-powered car, George Russel, who is widely regarded as F1’s one of the best young talents.