The F1 W06 Hybrid, with which Hamilton and Rosberg raced to the front in this season, is the result of a work-filled English winter. In Brackley, the home of the modern Silver Arrow, over 500 co-workers gave their best to eke out further improvements in its design and construction – in five shifts, 24 hours, seven days a week. There was only one break – at Christmas. "We are well aware that you cannot allow yourself to stand still in any kind of sport, but especially not in Formula One racing", explains Technical Director Paddy Lowe.
The new Silver Arrow was improved mechanically, structurally and aerodynamically. Visibly conspicuous is the narrow, very short vehicle nose, which according to Regulation 2015 must be lower. In order to avoid the resulting disruption of the airflow around the front wing, the wing is located far in front of the vehicle nose.