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Video: The story behind the Mercedes F1 car that almost fell to Ferrari

Mercedes have released the latest chapter in their Silver Arrows Story series. While Lewis Hamilton came out on top yet again, Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel didn't make life easy for the German manufacturer.

Although Mercedes entered the 2018 season having won four world titles in a row, the W09 didn't have as easy of a time as the team's previous entries.

The W09 didn't win its first race until the fourth vent of the year in Azerbaijan with Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel winning the first two events followed by Daniel Ricciardo crossing the line first in China.

However Mercedes stepped up their game half way through the season, with Ferrari and Vettel's title challenge no match for Hamilton who won six of the final eight races to take home his fifth world title.

Mercedes also came out on top in the constructors' championship finishing 84 points of the Scuderia.

Check out the video below for the full story on the Mercedes W09.


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