Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff could have something a little different up his sleeve
Sauber and Renault have both pulled the covers back on their new machines for 2017 while Williams released computer-generated images of their car last week.
All three cars sport a so-called "thumb-style" nosecone but it appears that the design will not be ubiquitous on the grid.
Mercedes will launch their W08 car tomorrow at Silverstone with Lewis Hamilton and new driver Valtteri Bottas in attendance.
Mercedes F1 2017 launch: Champions reveal sneak peek of new car
Wed, February 22, 2017
Mercedes have released images of their new 2017 F1 car ahead of the official launch on Thursday
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Mercedes have released images of their 2017 F1 car ahead of the new season
However, they have teased fans with some close-up shots of the car that they hope will carry them to a fourth consecutive world title.
The photos reveal little about the actual look of the car but do suggest that the colour scheme will fall in with Mercedes tradition – silver with green and blue.
Mercedes in 2017 have shown their hand with a different shaped nose from the other cars so far
Mercedes celebrated a third straight constructors' title in 2016
But the snaps also include the nosecone which has a rounded end in contrast to the three that have already been released this week.
Even in the early stages of the launches, regulation changes have produced very different looking cars from the 2016 editions with wider tyres and lower rear wings.
However, Mercedes have already admitted that they are wary of the shake-up knocking them off top spot.
The Brackley-based outfit have dominated the championship since the last major change which saw the introduction of the V6 turbo engines in 2014.
And they are keen to win a fourth consecutive title, equalling the run of Red Bull between 2010 and 2013.
Testing will start on February 27 ahead of the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix, on March 26.