F1: Mercedes GP Petronas unveils 2010 race car

Is this the team to beat in 2010?
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Jan 25, 2010
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TopGear.com.ph News Mercedes GP Petronas race car unveiled in Stuttgart Germany

The Mercedes GP Petronas F1 team was formally presented to the public at the German carmaker's museum in Stuttgart yesterday.

Headed by seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher with his teammate Nico Rosberg walked behind MGP W01 as the 2010 contender was revealed to more than 600 guests on January 25.

Mercedes GP Petronas' MGP W01 will have its track debut at the first officially-sanctioned F1 test in Valencia on February 1.

"We have a World Champion team in every sense of the word and I cannot wait to get into the car for the first time in Valencia," Schumacher said. "I am convinced that Mercedes GP Petronas will be in a very good position to fight for the championships this season and I will definitely give it a go."

Mercedes GP Petronas team principal Ross Brawn is hoping the new team will make a significant contribution to the German carmaker's rich racing heritage with the MGP W01 and everyone in and behind the group.

"Our team have been working extremely hard throughout last year and over the winter on the development of the MGP W01 and everyone at the team is looking forward to the start of testing in Valencia next week," Brawn said. "We have two excellent drivers in Nico and Michael, who will form one of the most exciting and one of the best partnerships on the grid, and with the support of Mercedes-Benz, Aabar, our new title partner Petronas and all of our team partners, everyone is looking forward to the 2010 Formula One season with anticipation."

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