Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:12 pm

Fredy4 wrote:Ah!

So why were people saying merc had missed out on a load testing?

Looks to me like they have used it better than anybody. They have put a load of miles on the new car, yet perfectly benchmarked the new tyres on a car they know.

All that while hiding any secrets they had for a few weeks extra.


THIS

(though frankly, I don't believe in any secrets)
The new simulator provided them with a chance of added development of the new design, while not missing out on the testing at the same time. They have hopped a development phase. Ingenious. If the have tucked in 60-70 laps today, -knock on wood- the reliability is as expected so far. They have been mocked at for delaying the launch, and now they seem to be proving themselves.
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:18 pm

MercAMGF1Fans wrote:
yace wrote:thank you mestrades

what's going on with the exhauts? the area looks strange

Remember, it could be one of the 3 Exhausts they wanted to test before melbourne!


yes i read it, so that means the exhausts tested at silverstone are definetly exited?
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:22 pm

It looks like there is much of body roll in the car or is it the magic mercury suspension working. Or is it the front wing flexing or is it the track?
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:04 pm

Every other team will also have done the 100km shakedown and 2 x 50km filming sessions, so don't get confused between Jerez mileage and AMG's so far.

Seems like Silverstone was filming day and Montmelo is shakedown so undoubtedly the Montmelo setup is the one we really need good photos of; even at BCN they may not run a configuration as close to the actual car as at Montmelo.

Anyone there with an SLR could make more from Autosport, AMuS or Coughlan than from posting them here, sadly ;)
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:09 pm

Montmelo is BCN. I think they may have run the configuration they're about to test on day 1. The neat thing is they've started off sooner than the rest at this circuit, if nothing else at least the initial setup work should be out of the way now.

As for roll IIRC someone did say the same thing about the W03's behaviour through the turns at Silverstone last week, could be something to it.
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:12 pm

Ok, here's what Merc Have said about today..
MERCEDES AMG F1 @MercedesAMGF1
W03 had a second track outing today as we completed a private test in Barcelona... Michael drove this morning and Nico this afternoon
Over 300 kms completed for our testing programme with the new car...
To confirm: under the testing agreement, not running on the final day of the team test in Jerez allowed us to nominate a private test day
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:17 pm

And they ran the full 2012 Pirellis!

Mr Brawn, you Sneeky ####! HAHAH brilliant
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:38 pm

How do you mean "full" Pirellis?
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:40 pm

raymondu999 wrote:How do you mean "full" Pirellis?

as in non-demo tyres
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:41 pm

raymondu999 wrote:How do you mean "full" Pirellis?


the normal 2012 racing spec range
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:45 pm

yeah full-spec, not the crumby Demo tyres
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:46 pm

300KMs of testing for a single day... not that bad ;)
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:56 pm

samstre wrote:300KMs of testing for a single day... not that bad ;)


Yeah, for a first test day 65 laps at Montmelo are not bad.
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:58 pm

samstre wrote:300KMs of testing for a single day... not that bad ;)


Yeah, but they have nothing to compare themselves with. So they do not know how far behind the others , they are!
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:03 pm

good stuff...
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... md%3Dimvns

i dont know why, but some of these images and concepts makes that super leaned over front wing endplate look all the more sneaky...
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