Mercedes have confirmed the launch plans for their 2020 car, which they hope will build on their unprecedented F1 success.

The Silver Arrows, who have secured a clean sweep of the F1 championships for six consecutive years, will run their new challenger, the W11, for the first time on February 14 at Silverstone in a private test.

Mercedes are the fifth F1 team to reveal the date of their unveiling, with rivals Ferrari currently set to kick off ‘launch week’ on February 11.

Renault are the following day, McLaren the next, before Mercedes and Alpha Tauri, the team formerly known as Toro Rosso, reveal their new cars on Valentine’s Day.

Pre-season testing starts on February 19, while the first race of the year is in Australia on March 15.

Mercedes have won six constructors’ titles in a row, with star driver Lewis Hamilton being crowned champion five times in that period.

Hamilton is out of contract at the end of 2020 and although the Englishman has had talks with Ferrari, he is reportedly negotiating with Mercedes about a two-year extension.