F1 may have gone through another considerable revolution, but Mercedes remained the team to beat, taking 12 victories across the course of 2017 and 15 pole positions too.
However, the team came under intense pressure from Ferrari, particularly in the first half of the year, and also had Red Bull Racing to contend with later in the season.
But, the W08 proved to be unbeatable in the end, with Mercedes securing the Constructors’ Championship in the USA and Lewis Hamilton storming to the Drivers’ crown in Mexico.
It was the fourth consecutive Championship double for Mercedes, with the team reaching the incredible goal of being the first to win back-to-back titles across rule change.
The W08 completed 7,789 laps (which is 38,870km), 382,233 gear changes, 127,802 corners and 311,560,000 fuel injections on its way to the title double.