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Mercedes release teaser images of new W05 car

Jan 27, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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To ramp up anticipation for tomorrow’s launch of their new W05 machine for drivers Lewis Hamilton (pictured) and Nico Rosberg, Mercedes has tweeted out a few teaser images of their 2014 challenger this afternoon.

Chief among them is a special message of support on the car for seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, who is in stable condition but in a medically-induced coma following a skiing accident in France on Dec. 29.

Schumacher finished out his illustrious career with a three-year run at Mercedes, and it’s clear the team’s thoughts still remain with their former driver.

Also among the images is a shot of the W05’s front end. The nose structure appears to be swooping downward like that of Ferrari’s new car, the F14 T.

But one does wonder what those two structures emanating from the middle could be. Alas, we can’t tell where they’re sticking out to on the car, as things get a little blurry…

Finally, we have what I’m assuming is an overhead shot of a piece of bodywork. If anything, you’ve got to appreciate the checkered-flag motif with the carbon fiber.

As for what the “full package” could be, we’ll have to use our imaginations until morning.

  1. extavernmouse - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    Gosh, do you think the “structures emanating from the middle” could be the mirrors?

    • testover6370 - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:42 PM

      Gosh, I think the teal, mirror-shaped structured behind the pieces in question could be the mirrors.

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