Motorsport: Mercedes to unveil 2017 car next month

Debris flies in the air as Nico Rosberg makes contact with Lewis Hamilton. Photo / Getty Images
Debris flies in the air as Nico Rosberg makes contact with Lewis Hamilton. Photo / Getty Images

Mercedes, champion of the Formula One World Championship for the past three years, announced on Thursday that it will present its new W08 car on February 23 at the Silverstone Circuit.

Mercedes will unveil its 2017 World Championship car just one day before Ferrari presents its prototype in the Fiorano Circuit and four days before the first pre-season tests, which are to be held in Barcelona on February 27.

However, Mercedes said nothing regarding the driver who will pair up with Britain's Lewis Hamilton, after the retirement of his German teammate Nico Rosberg, the current world champion.

Talks are still going on with Finn Valtteri Bottas, who drives for Williams.

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