Vijay Pattni19 February 2014

Ride with Hamilton in a Merc E63

Inspired by our Stig hot lap, MB releases interactive vids of Lewis and Nico going mental at Silverstone

You're welcome, Mercedes. Just over two months ago, we gave you the opportunity to stage a virtual power lap protest by chaining yourself to the roof of a Mercedes SLS Black as Stig wrestled it around the TG track.

Seems Mercedes rather liked the idea of TG's popular little video, and has duly roped in a couple of workies to do the same in their brand spanking new W05 Formula One car and an E63 AMG S wagon around Silverstone.

Those couple of workies being 2008 F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, and his Merc F1 teammate Nico Rosberg.

Simply click the videos below to start, and then drag your mouse around the screen to direct the camera. Up, down, left, right - anywhere you like, really. It's also the first time on-board footage has been captured of a 2014-spec Formula One car.

Don't forget, we're moving down to V6 turbos this year, and they'll sound...different. The E63 AMG S? Well, you know all about that car and its 5.5-litre, 585bhp twin-turbo V8.

Have a click through the videos, and then click the last one for a full-bore, double-barreled blast around Dunsfold with Stig in an SLS Black.

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