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2016 FIA Formula One World Championship contender, the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid, takes to the track for the first time

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS today completed a first day of track running with its 2016 specification Formula One car during a Promotional Event at Silverstone.

The F1 W07 Hybrid, powered by the PU106C Hybrid Power Unit, first departed the garage at 10:15 this morning on a cold but clear day at the Northamptonshire circuit. Driven first by Nico Rosberg, then Lewis Hamilton, the car completed a total of 98.2 km.

The team will now ready the F1 W07 Hybrid for its public track debut at the opening pre-season test of the 2016 Formula One season in Barcelona on Monday 22 February.