Just under an hour before Mercedes officially pulls back the cover on its new 2017 W08 – well, that’s already happened now –  a few shots of the car have found their way out of Silverstone!

Lewis Hamilton conducted a brief shakedown of the new Silver Arrows despite unfavorable weather.

The pictures reveal a strikingly narrow front end as well as the absence of the trendy extended aerodynamic ‘shark fin’ which Mercedes 2017 predecessors have chosen to use, although there’s a hint of one sloping down the rear bodywork.

You can check out our gallery of the new 2017 Mercedes W08 F1 car.

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