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Mercedes announce Silverstone launch for the W08

Mercedes have announced that the launch of their new 2017 challenger will be at Silverstone on Thursday 23rd February.

They will not be the first to take the wrapper off their new, and aesthetically different looking 2017 car, with Force India also launching their car at Silverstone the day before.

The team will also be performing a shakedown of their car at the circuit, allowed under the regulations in controlled conditions with the ‘filming day’ allocation. There will also be an opportunity for fans to attend at the circuit, the first since Virgin Racing did five years ago at the BBC.

Mercedes are still without a second driver, which must of course be confirmed by the 23rd February, with all bets on Valtteri Bottas taking the seat after he was recently seen at the factory.

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