Mercedes AMG F1 W04

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Post Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:34 pm

Engine cowl hot air exit looks massive compared to older spec. Very similar to redbull.
Darknight
 
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:31 am

What's with the cut out in the rear wheel rims? (the ones the mechanics are holding)

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Owen.C93
 
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:25 am

Owen.C93 wrote:What's with the cut out in the rear wheel rims? (the ones the mechanics are holding)

http://i.imgur.com/KPm7pGb.jpg
Looks like they are creating a 'double shell' rear wheel...maybe an attempt to control temperature?
Dreameagl
 
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:10 pm

How Big are the "Gills" either side of the drivers head!! HUGE !
NathanOlder
 
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Location: Kent

Post Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:10 pm

Dreameagl wrote:
Owen.C93 wrote:What's with the cut out in the rear wheel rims? (the ones the mechanics are holding)

http://i.imgur.com/KPm7pGb.jpg
Looks like they are creating a 'double shell' rear wheel...maybe an attempt to control temperature?


The Brakedrums could be designed to blow that slot or not ...but by how much would this help ?wouldnt a full hollow rim be a much better means of reducing heat transfer from brakes etc?
Maybe they close it up with tape for the race?
marcush.
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:07 am

Please remember this is the car thread. It is for discussing feature of the car.

Discussion about the race has been moved to the race thread.
Richard
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:25 am

richard_leeds wrote:Please remember this is the car thread. It is for discussing feature of the car.

Discussion about the race has been moved to the race thread.

I don't understand what the problem is, yes we're talking about the race but we're also talking about it specific to the car (mercedes W04). If we go talk about it in the race thread, then everyone's going to be talking about a different car and there'll be no cohesion...
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theformula
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:12 pm

Owen.C93 wrote:What's with the cut out in the rear wheel rims? (the ones the mechanics are holding)

http://i.imgur.com/KPm7pGb.jpg

Guys check this link out: www.f1talks.pl/2013/07/30/mercedes-uzyw ... ture-opon/

It's in polish but you can translate it :) let me know what you think.
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theformula
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:15 pm

Translation:

Sunday's race at the Hungaroring showed that fixes Mercedes to the maintenance of the rear tires in good condition are a thing of the past. Despite the very high temperatures, Lewis Hamilton made a strategy very similar to Sebastian Vettel, what else a few weeks ago it was difficult to imagine. Especially the rear tires on the car Mercedes quickly followed overheating and refuse to obey.
German engineers undertook many activities to improve the situation. As we know, some of them were in accordance with the spirit of the competition, while others do not, what Mercedes has been punished with exclusion from participation in the testing for young drivers. All of this meant that the car, which devoured even W04 rear tires, became for them almost as mild as Red Bull structures or Lotus.
Photo submitted by a reader of the blog suggests that another element that allowed drivers to the German team on so fast getting back on top, is the new design of the rear wheels, allowing better heat dissipation with tyres.
On the inner side of the wheel rims (part of the overlap on the hub) you will notice a wide gap. The only logical explanation for its presence, is to use a double crust. The rim is somewhat empty in the Middle, which allows you to force cold air in it. Just a glance at the hub, to notice that in this place there is a slot, which is probably the cold air is delivered.
At the moment it's hard to say what the width of the RIM has a double shell. Perhaps it is only in the inner side, because that's where the tire reaches the highest temperature. Probably in the back or the bottom of the fifth (can not see the photos available) there is a hole, where the hot air leaves the gap, and is blown out.
The presence of cracks can be seen only in the rear wheels. The inner part of the front wheels has only a slight indentation where the back is open.

-Another angle-
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patrik
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:12 pm

theformula wrote:
richard_leeds wrote:Please remember this is the car thread. It is for discussing feature of the car.

Discussion about the race has been moved to the race thread.

I don't understand what the problem is, yes we're talking about the race but we're also talking about it specific to the car (mercedes W04). If we go talk about it in the race thread, then everyone's going to be talking about a different car and there'll be no cohesion...


I agree!
dans79
 
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Location: USA

Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:25 pm

New here but this is another picture for you. (The guy to the far right which the picture is trying to point out.)

This is at Bahrain the original poster said.
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Nobody important
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:25 pm

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MuseF1
 
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Location: Birmingham, England

Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:44 pm

Nobody important wrote:New here but this is another picture for you. (The guy to the far right which the picture is trying to point out.)

This is at Bahrain the original poster said.
http://i.imgur.com/hSrakyC.jpg


That's a Front Tire.
muhammadtalha-13
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:46 pm

muhammadtalha-13 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:New here but this is another picture for you. (The guy to the far right which the picture is trying to point out.)

This is at Bahrain the original poster said.
http://i.imgur.com/hSrakyC.jpg


That's a Front Tire.


I know, I'm just pointing it out though.
Nobody important
 
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:47 pm

It also isn't the same hole/slot it's just a bevel in the rims surface....
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