Mercedes LogoMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS today completed a first day of running with a full 2014 specification Formula One car during a filming day at Silverstone.

The new F1 W05, powered by the PU106A Hybrid Power Unit, opened a new era of Formula One at 14:21 this afternoon when it left the garage for the first time in cold but dry conditions at Silverstone.

Driven by Nico Rosberg, the car completed a total of 40 km before dusk at 16:30.

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