Mercedes reveals its 2016 Formula 1 car, the F1 W07 Hybrid

Mercedes has officially unveiled its 2016 Formula 1 challenger, with its aim for "optimisation absolutely everywhere"

Mercedes reveals its 2016 Formula 1 car, the F1 W07 Hybrid

The F1 W07 Hybrid hit the track for the first time on Friday, with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton clocking up just under 100 kilometres between them at Silverstone as part of a promotional event.

GALLERY: The Mercedes W07

Despite Mercedes winning the last two constructors' championships, and with Hamilton collecting the drivers' titles the past two years, Mercedes' aim is still for perfection according to technical executive director Paddy Lowe.

"After a highly successful season all round in 2015, our priority has been to identify the areas in which we were weakest and to try to improve on those," said Lowe.

"Our objective is excellence in all areas and, while we had some fantastic results last year, there are many areas in which we can still be much better.

"That's the kind of culture we try to instil throughout the whole organisation - one of constantly striving to reach something better.

"We had a number of races that didn't go to plan in 2015 - Singapore in particular - so there were a lot of things that needed improving for 2016.

"We are seeking optimisation absolutely everywhere."

The car will be put through its paces on Monday for the first day of testing at Barcelona's Catalunya circuit, with Hamilton at the wheel.

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