The Catalunya racetrack was chosen by the team to test Germanic the 2012 model that will run the world seven times. want to get on the podium and define it as "elegant and sophisticated." Watch the video
Ross Brawn, team owner, said he was hopeful the vehicle, called F1 W03. praised the futuristic style, its fine lines and sharp front wing, which combines silver and green team of Petronas, its main sponsor.
"This is a car that I hope the team can be proud because we worked hard," said Brawn, who has emphasized both "the distinctive design of the tube" as the most attractive part of the car.
With it, Mercedes hopes to stand on the podium of the World Constructors' and overcome thus achieved fourth place the last two years behind Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes.
According to team leader, the W03 is "an elegant interpretation of the current design," in which there has been "a step forward over its predecessor in terms of detail and sophistication. " It now remains to see if it will also be in terms yield.
Mercedes rolled the car in Jerez 2011, and although on Sunday it did in Montmelo a private practice, will be on Tuesday when it looks for the first time in official tests.
The premiere will be in charge of the seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, who with his teammate, have been responsible for unveiling the new car design in a ceremony which was held in front of the Mercedes garage.
Both pilots agree that the W03 has offered "good feeling" from test it in a private meeting at the Silverstone circuit last week.
In the Barcelona track will have the opportunity to express their potential for four days, in which will take turns at the wheel. Wednesday morning will be the turn of Rosberg, who repeated on Friday, while Schumacher will be back in the car on Thursday.