Mercedes are expected to have taken an evolutionary approach to the W09's design, although are determined to cure the negative characteristics of last year's vehicle which led team boss Toto Wolff to christen it a "diva". Hamilton posted a video of himself telling his young nephew that he can not wear a dress, a comment that prompted a fierce backlash from critics and resulted in Hamilton apologising before deleting all of his content on Twitter and Instagram since the end of last season. "I have spoken with [Mercedes executive director] Toto Wolff, and we spoke about how we are committed to each other". I'm not under pressure from any other drivers and Mercedes have no need to talk to anybody else.
"It's something we've known for some time now that it's been coming and I think after a few races we'll forget that it's even there". Lewis has been with the team for six years, we are talking about extending that to a very long time.
Previous year was not easy for Mercedes, but the team will have learned a lot more from that than it would have done on a walk in the park.
"Toto knows that I know that there is no-one better, so he's not going to be looking anywhere else and he knows that I know there's no-one else better so I'm not looking anywhere else, so we're comfortable and we're committed to each other", he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"Obviously the brakes are always on the limit, they're not really developing much further than they have been the last couple of years, the technology's limited in the carbon industry, so that becomes more and more of a challenge".
"I've been able to show that I can do it in many races, not during 21 races every time, but I know it's there and I know it's possible, so that's my thinking".
The four-time world champion team is the seventh team to reveal its 2018 challenger, following Haas, Williams, Red Bull, Sauber, Renault and Toro Rosso.
"Honestly, the team have done a great job to make it look as nice as it can look", said the Briton.
"To stand here now is very special for all of us", said Vettel at Ferrari's launch of the SF-71H in Maranello. Obvious changes include the addition of the Halo cockpit safety device and the omission of the shark fin cover and T-wing to meet the new regulations.
"I hope the cars don't get much heavier than they are, but next year a seat and a driver can be 80kgs, so I can be a bodybuilder basically, and get the beach look I want!"
"I'm not impressed with the whole thing, and if you gave me a chainsaw I would take it off", he said at the launch of the Mercedes W09.