As the 2011 Melbourne F1 Grand Prix is about to take off this weekend, Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team released a video explaining the changes in 2011 F1 car. Michael Schumacher will be taking you through his F1 machine, the W02 in the video below. The main changes in this year’s F1 car are the Pirelli tyres, adjustable rear wing and the return of KERS system. The “Boost button” KERS also explained by Red Bull’s Mark Webber in our previous post.

The most successful F1 driver is happy with his new machine. “The team has been working very hard over the winter to shape our car in all of the areas which had been identified by us as needing improvement. I am confident that we can compete for podium finishes, and I am hopeful we can fight for victories at some of the races. Saying that, we will only see the truth once the season gets underway, so I can hardly wait to go to Melbourne to finally see what the real picture is”, he said in an interview with the official Mercedes GP website.

He added, “We haven’t got the fastest car yet but we are going in the right direction. The handling is better, the car has more grip, and is generally more fun to drive. We are certainly looking much better this year and our main target is to improve on our performances from last year. We have a good platform to do that.”

It looks like Mercedes GP Petronas will have a good season ahead. We can’t wait to see Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg and Mercedes GP Petronas team in action again!

[SOURCE: Mercedes GP Petronas]

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