The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has released a series of teaser images of the new W08 car ahead of its official unveiling at Silverstone on Thursday.

The latest shots from the triple world champions reveal the familiar base metallic silver remains but blue and green graphic swooshes appear over the central bodywork. Whether these are part of the final design or a lighting effect is unclear but the colours match the Petronas sponsorship branding.

Mercedes started the week with the news that team principal Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda have both re-signed deals to stay with the team until 2020.

The Brackley-based squad welcomes Valtteri Bottas to its fold after the shock retirement of Nico Rosberg just days after clinching the 2016 F1 world drivers' title, with the Finnish driver joining alongside three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Mercedes teases its W08 ahead of its reveal on Thursday

Mercedes teases its W08 ahead of its reveal on Thursday

Mercedes teases its W08 ahead of its reveal on Thursday

Mercedes teases its W08 ahead of its reveal on Thursday

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