But of course the road to Azerbaijan, Germany and beyond begins here and now in Barcelona. For Lewis and Nico there's a completely new mobile platform available to them… "I've been racing for many years, but when you get the chance to drive a new car for the first time, it's always exciting," explained Lewis enthusiastically. "It's like when you buy a new car and you drive it home for the first time." "It's such an exciting experience to sit at the wheel of a new car for the first time," added Nico. "Especially now, when there's a good chance that you may be sitting in the winning vehicle. Before even taking the first drive you've seen so many sketches and spent so many hours in meetings discussing every single little detail of the car, that it's really incredible to finally get in and drive off. I look forward to that moment every year." Of course both drivers hope that the new Silver Arrow has what it takes to carry them to the title after 21 races. Although the two of them can look back on 57 Grand Prix victories, 128 podium places, 71 pole positions, 130 front row starts and 42 of the fastest racing laps, they are now motivated more than ever to boost these statistics further.