Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
roon
92
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:04 pm

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by roon » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:33 pm

Regarding oscillation, or what I might call passive correction, I watched a video on youtube recently which was about cube-shaped shotgun slugs. When fired, they flew like a spherical slug, pretty straight & true. They tumbled about their centers, and this imparted stability. Seems like an analogue to the feather example, or wobbly wings. Inefficient but self-correcting.

GPR-A
104
User avatar
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:00 am

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by GPR-A » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:53 pm

Link -> F1 suspension row brews ahead of 2017 season
Leading Formula 1 teams could be forced to revise their suspension systems on the eve of the 2017 season amid a row brewing following a Ferrari query over trick technology that Mercedes has pioneered.

Morteza
354
User avatar
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by Morteza » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:17 am

Mercedes to unveil new car at Silverstone
Formula1.com wrote:Mercedes will unveil the car with which they hope to defend their world championship crowns at the UK's Silverstone Circuit on Thursday, February 23.
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

MacX
3
User avatar
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:54 pm

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by MacX » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:11 pm

whose some rumors about W08 ???

De Jokke
1
User avatar
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:51 am

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by De Jokke » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:48 pm

Kinda love the silence about the W08. Have merc built another beast? I sure hope so! [-o<
Certainly a front running car.
Mercedes AMG + Hamilton => dreamteam!

PABLOEING
14
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 9:39 am

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by PABLOEING » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:50 pm


Just_a_fan
232
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:37 pm

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by Just_a_fan » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:41 pm

The chap with the little bag of spare washers - that must Lewis's car then with the bits left out to help Bottas. :lol: :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist. :oops:
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools."

domh245
40
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:55 pm
Location: Nottingham

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by domh245 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:23 pm

Looks to me like the plenum chambers are much the same as in previous years. Might be imagining things though.

Video Still

2015 engine

SR71
98
User avatar
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:23 pm

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by SR71 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:54 am

Just_a_fan wrote:The chap with the little bag of spare washers - that must Lewis's car then with the bits left out to help Bottas. :lol: :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist. :oops:


Getting our excuses prepared already. Very good.

Sorry, couldn't resist..

Seriously though, in 2015, it seems everyone was running the Merc 2014 nose. When Merc went thin in 2015 I expected at least one front runner to have something similar but they seemed unique in that regard for 2 years in a row which is quite amazing given their domination.

Are we expecting a 3rd year in a row with the ultra thin nose?

Is it a crash test issue that precludes teams from copying?

SectorOne
375
User avatar
Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 8:51 am

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by SectorOne » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:59 am

Red Bull style exhaust tip where the main exhaust and wastegate exhausts are held together with a piece of metal.
"If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward, then brother that person is a piece of sh*t"

basti313
39
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:49 pm

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by basti313 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:50 am

SR71 wrote:
Just_a_fan wrote:The chap with the little bag of spare washers - that must Lewis's car then with the bits left out to help Bottas. :lol: :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist. :oops:


Getting our excuses prepared already. Very good.

Sorry, couldn't resist..
Please, this is not the Ying Yang thread.
SR71 wrote: Are we expecting a 3rd year in a row with the ultra thin nose?

Is it a crash test issue that precludes teams from copying?
I think we can believe in the words of many designers, that the shape of the nose is not a game changer but rather the area. Might be even the other way round if the others can get a lower area or less turbulent flow with the penis nose.

Sevach
434
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:00 pm

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by Sevach » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:09 pm

SectorOne wrote:Red Bull style exhaust tip where the main exhaust and wastegate exhausts are held together with a piece of metal.
Image

djos
83
User avatar
Joined: Fri May 19, 2006 5:09 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by djos » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:59 pm

Sounds pretty good, not sure how well that'll translate to an open racing circuit or FOM's dynamically compressed (read rubbish) audio stream tho.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

roon
92
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:04 pm

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by roon » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:52 am

That second fade-in sounded like guitar distortion.

thedutchguy
38
User avatar
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:19 am

Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by thedutchguy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:49 pm

djos wrote:
Sounds pretty good, not sure how well that'll translate to an open racing circuit or FOM's dynamically compressed (read rubbish) audio stream tho.
It won't be much louder (you can see several people in de garage without hearing protection in the garage), and the sound is really hard to assess from a video like this, recorded in a closed room. I'm not holding my breath though.

I really hope they fix the engine formula asap. To me, this is not the sound of a racecar.



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Albrodpul, CCBot [Bot], kwanchepan, tom4661 and 11 guests