Fastest car in F1 history?

Mercedes Director of Engineering, Aldo Costa, discusses the changes for the 2017 season and what performance gains they are hoping to achieve with the new regulations. 

Ideally the car will be wider, louder and faster and harder to drive but we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out with more weight and more drag. I suspect the engineers know far better than I what we can expect but you never know until the entire power unit, tires and chassis are rolling.

If this pans out, and I have no reason to doubt it will, this seems like the kind of car Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and even Kimi Raikkonen would like to drive.