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Mercedes give sneak preview of MGP W02 31 Jan 2011

Mercedes MGP W02 first look. Mercedes MGP W02, England, 31 January 2011. (L to R): Dr. Dieter Zetsche (GER), CEO of Daimler AG, Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP; Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes GP and Ross Brawn (GBR) Mercedes GP Team Principal  in the team photograph.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race Day, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday, 14 November 2010

Mercedes have given fans an early preview of the team’s new car ahead of its official debut later this week. A press image issued on Monday shows a head-on view of the MGP W02, the machine to be raced by Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher this season.

Like many rivals, Mercedes will take to the track for the first time with their 2011 challenger on Tuesday, at the start of this week’s pre-season test at Valencia in Spain. This should give the first hint as to whether the German-owned squad can become title contenders again, following a disappointing 2010 campaign.

After winning the constructors’ championship as Brawn GP in 2009, Mercedes GP fell off the pace last season, dropping to fourth in the standings behind Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari.

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