Lewis Hamilton and George Russell new car release date confirmed for 2022 campaign

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Mercedes have announced that their newest Formula One car, which is set to be driven by Lewis Hamilton and George Russell during the 2022 season, will be officially unveiled at Silverstone on February 18. The Silver Arrows will be looking to produce a challenger with the ability to pip Max Verstappen to this year’s Drivers’ Championship title after Hamilton missed out on last year’s honours under controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi last month.

The 36-year-old was beaten on the final lap of the final race after Verstappen reaped the rewards of a late safety car period to take the chequered flag at the end of the contest.

Hamilton will be joined by Russell at Mercedes for the upcoming season as he aims to go one better by sealing a record-breaking eighth Drivers’ Championship triumph at the expense of his Red Bull rival this year.

The German outfit declared on Tuesday that their W13 challenger is set to be revealed to the public at a special event at Silverstone ahead of the new campaign.

“We are excited to announce that our 2022 Formula One car will be officially unveiled on Friday 18 February in a special digital launch event from Silverstone,” they said in a statement.
 
“Our 2022 contender will be named Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance, continuing the ‘E Performance’ technology label used on product names and badging for all new Mercedes-AMG hybrid cars.

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 “A wide range of assets will be provided on the day of the car reveal, including initial imagery, technical information, profiles on our team’s key figures and Q&As with members of our senior leadership team.
 
“There will also be virtual media opportunities with our key personnel and drivers on the day. More information on those opportunities and a detailed plan of what assets will be available will be shared with the media before the event.
 
“The W13 will later that day be put through a shakedown programme to complete initial system checks on the Silverstone circuit.”

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