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Wolff impressed by evolved Mercedes

14th February 2020, 12:07 by Chris Rivers

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says this year's car is a case of evolution not revolution at the launch of their 2020 challenger.

The Silver Arrows unveiled their new car on social media on Friday and are set to give the new W11 a run-out around Silverstone later on in the day.

Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are both in attendance at the Northamptonshire venue as part of the grand reveal with Hamilton describing it as a "new piece of art".

Mercedes have been the outstanding team in F1 since the switch to the V6 hybrid engines, winning all 12 Drivers' and Constructors' championships since the change in 2014.

Hamilton cruised to a sixth world title last year with the Bit finishing 135 points clear of the next non-Mercedes car in Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

The Brackley-based outfit are expected to be at the head of the grid again this year and Wolff has warned their rivals that he feels the team have gone up another level with their 2020 car.

"It is an evolution and not a revolution, we optimised the whole package," Wolff told Sky Sports.

"Everything is a bit more neat, everything is a bit optimised. We tried to cure our weakness from last year. Cooling was a bit of an issue and what we see today is an outcome. The car is definitely a step in the right direction."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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