The Mercedes F1 team has been forced to re-schedule the launch of its 2013 title challenger after original plans were thwarted by server issues.
The Brackley-based outift had originally planned to unveil it's W04 F1 car online on the team's website via a pretty novel use of social media – everytime the hastag "#F1W04Reveal" was mentioned in a Tweet, a virtual garage door would be raised until the single-seater was shown in its entirety.
However, server issues due to an unprecedented overload have delayed the launch, which will now commence on Monday.
The team has also declared that, due to the unforseen events, Mercedes-AMG F1 won't be participating on the first day of the Jerez pre-season test session – instead, they'll be putting the car through its paces a day later on Tuesday 5th February.
For the time being, Mercedes has released one image regarding the W04: a screengrab of the online garage door, showing how high it would have been raised by the end of February 2nd had the servers not crashed.
Perhaps not the "#F1W04Reveal" that Mercedes-AMG F1 originally had in mind…