Fans Go Crazy as Mercedes Tease a Sneak-Peek of 2022 F1 Car To be Driven by Hamilton & Russell

Published 01/01/2022, 10:30 AM EST
Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Despite the season ending less than a month ago, Mercedes are already making their fans dream about yet another successful campaign in 2022. The Silver Arrows recently teased their fans with their new rocket ship, the W13, for the coming season.

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In a second such incident in a week, the German team once again posted a glimpse of the new car on their social media. Only this time instead of a video, it was a photo.

And instead of a fragmented view of the car, this one had the entire car, but with a catch. The thing is, Mercedes did post the picture of the new car, but it was ‘under the shadows.’

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And despite some clever fans trying to get a ‘clearer’ look at the car by manipulating the technical properties of the image, all they could see was a mule F1 car of 2022 with a couple of Mercedes logos.

So it’s safe to say, the video was a much clearer indication of the new car, or at least how it will sound like.

Just before Christmas, Mercedes had posted a video in which they fired up and revved the engine of the 2022 car. This immediately went viral as fans and experts wondered just how were they able to fire up the engine this early in the off-season.

Typically, teams fire up the engines in mid-February. Many speculated that it might’ve been a late 2021 PU or an early 2022 prototype. But as it turned out, it was indeed the real deal.

Fans react to the latest tweet by the Silver Arrows

Mercedes F1 set to switch to the classic look in 2022

After racing in a black-livery for the last two seasons, the Silver Arrows will revert back to the iconic color that gives them their name. According to a report in the Bild, Mercedes will once again grace the grid with silver-colored cars in 2022.

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Earlier this season, Lewis Hamilton had also embraced the idea of going back to silver. He said, “If it goes back, it will be a nice change.”

MONTMELO, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W10 during day three of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 20, 2019 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

And that’s one more reason the recent photo of W13 was nothing but a tease to fans; simply because it’s black.

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It seems fans may have to wait for a few more weeks before they finally get a full, high definition, inside-out look of the new Mercedes F1 car.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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