Mercedes completed a first day of running with a full F1 2014 specification car during a filming day at Silverstone on Friday.

"The new F1 W05, powered by the PU106A Hybrid Power Unit, opened a new era of Formula One at 14:21 hours this afternoon when it left the garage for the first time in cold but dry conditions at Silverstone,"read a brief statement from Mercedes. "Driven by Nico Rosberg, the car completed a total of 40 kilometres before dusk at 16:30 hours local time."

The team will now ready the F1 W05 for its public track debut in Jerez on Tuesday 28 January.

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