Mercedes officially launches F1 W06 car ahead of Jerez test

World champion team Mercedes officially unveiled its W06 2015 design at Jerez on Sunday morning ahead of the first Formula 1 test of the year

Mercedes officially launches F1 W06 car ahead of Jerez test

The F1 W06 Hybrid had already completed a shakedown run, albeit one halted by a blizzard, at Silverstone on Friday, after which Mercedes released initial pictures of the car.

Both 2014 title-winner Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg tried the car during the Silverstone run, with Rosberg set to carry out the first full test at Jerez on Sunday before handing over to his team-mate for Monday.

Image gallery: 2015 Formula 1 cars

Eight of the nine 2015 teams are expected to take to the track for the opening test at Jerez. Force India has already announced that it will not run until the second test at Barcelona later this month.

Mercedes and Toro Rosso are the only teams that have so far shown off their new machines in public, while Ferrari, Williams, Lotus, McLaren and Sauber have released images.

Follow all the Jerez test action as it happens with AUTOSPORT Live's commentary and analysis from 7.45am UK time.

Jerez test day one line-up

Mercedes - Nico Rosberg
Red Bull - Daniel Ricciardo
Williams - Valtteri Bottas
Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel
McLaren - Fernando Alonso
Toro Rosso - Carlos Sainz Jr
Lotus - Pastor Maldonado
Sauber - Marcus Ericsson

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