The 2021 Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance has broken cover, the reigning (and dominating) F1 team aims to extend their streak of winning consecutive double world championships (Drivers and Constructors).
Fans will notice that for the new car, the team decided to retain its sleek black colorway. The monotony is only broken by the contrasting Aqua Petronas colorway, along with silver AMG logos. There are also a few touches of red from new team shareholders INEOS.
Of course, being a Mercedes-AMG car, much of its technical aspects remain the same. Besides, why mess with its winning formula? Of course, there are tweaks to the chassis, but the team kept their cards close to their chest. Mercedes-AMG didn't broadcast what they did to the 2021 race car. The only disclosed technical change is a trimmed underfloor tray, which is in keeping with the technical regulations for the 2021 season.
Piloting the W12 E Performance are reigning drivers world champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. The former is looking for his record-breaking eighth drivers' world championship, and the latter challenging or toppling his dominant teammate.
While it would be easy to assume that the 2021 season will be another cakewalk for the team, a lot of pressure is riding on their shoulders to perform this season. 2021 could be their final, dominant year before the sweeping regulation changes take place for 2022.