Listen To Mercedes Fire Up Its New F1 Car For The First Time

With just a few weeks to go until testing begins, Mercedes has fired up its 2018 car for the first time

The Australian Grand Prix might seem like an age away, but the 2018 season will kick off pretty soon - there are 21 days until the first pre-season test at Barcelona, and just 10 days until the first team (Williams) launches its new car.

Reigning champs Mercedes doesn’t launch its new challenger, the W09, until 22 February, but things are progressing nicely - the team recently started the car up for the first time.

Careful, Mercedes! If you have an engine failure on the last lap this year, you’re going to regret using a little bit of engine life firing it up as part of a teaser video, what with having just the three engines this year and all.