It's very rare for two Formula One siblings to be in the same room at the same time. But recently, our Technical Director James Allison gave us the chance to check out the W08 and the W09 side by side to see just how they compare.
The W08 is the older sibling and achieved a great deal of success during the 2017 F1 season, winning 12 races, securing the Constructors' and Drivers' Championships for the team.
The fresh-faced W09 has big shoes to fill and plenty to prove if it wants to match the success of its predecessor. The team has been hard at work for well over a year trying to improve the car, find more speed and tackle the regulation changes (which have been fairly minor, compared to the modifications for 2017) as best we can.
Sleepless nights, long days in the office, a relentless and exhausting cycle of development, all to try and find those extra tenths, hundredths and thousandths of a second that could be the difference between the top step of the podium and the next one down.
"It's completely impossible to do justice to the work of well over 1,000 people who have been on this project for well over a year, but I can show you a couple of the major things," explains James, stood between the W08 and W09. Not a bad place to be, at all!