With the introduction of new technical regulations for 2017, the conclusion of this season in Abu Dhabi last month also marked the end of an era for Formula 1.
The V6 hybrids may remain, but with fiercer looking cars and quicker laps on the cards, 2017 promises to be a spectacular year of racing.
With the change come opportunities for teams to make up time and move up the field – but for Mercedes, the challenge is to defend its place at the top of the pecking order.
Over the past three years, Mercedes has won all but eight races as it romped to a championship double in 2014, 2015 and 2016 – a unique triple.
In the above video, Mercedes’ key staff look back on the success that the team has enjoyed over the past three seasons and the turning points through its story.