Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:10 pm

in what way?
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by JohnsonsEvilTwin » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:40 pm

raymondu999 wrote:in what way?
Seems overly complex to me.

This mentions that Mercedes are blowing the floor using the FW.... or something to that effect. Outlandish....
More could have been done.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:45 pm

Mind you I wasn't denying it was wrong - I was curious as to what n_smikle's line of reasoning was.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by aral » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:46 pm

n smikle wrote:

Interesting but erroneous.
Why? It makes far more sense than 90% of the other ideas posted on this thread! :P :P :P

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Schulteiss » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:50 pm

JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:
raymondu999 wrote:in what way?
Seems overly complex to me.

This mentions that Mercedes are blowing the floor using the FW.... or something to that effect. Outlandish....
that is not the floor. It is the fluid valve, or whatever, and its in the nose. But nevertheless, I hardly imagine this could be made to work.There too many outside random influences that you can't factor in.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by DCren » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:04 pm

I think it works the same way the F-duct did on the rear wing. They used an air pressure actuator to open the air inlet flaps in the leading edge to stall the air over the wing only in the straights. To many variables to use it in the corners.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Rikhart » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:46 am

That article is not speaking about the merc system. It´s speaking about an invention some spanish engineer made based on the hearsay about the front f-duct.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by DCren » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:07 am

You'll have to excuse me. I thought the topic was about Mercedes W03 preseason speculation. My bad.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by DCren » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:53 am

Overall, from what I can tell the W03 looks a lot longer and sleeker. Very promising.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by FrukostScones » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:11 am

Image

twitter pic combo from Montmelo/CCAT/BCN
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by DCren » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:10 am

Sweet pic combo FrukostScones. Anyway can you get us the link to them?
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by skgoa » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:00 am

F1PuertoRico wrote:i found this interesting.... http://www.caranddriverthef1.com/formul ... automatico
Is this some kind of link spam?

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by DCren » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:35 am

Don't think so. Unless his account got hacked. Just a ridiculous concept if you ask me.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03 (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Mr.S » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:15 am

This is cheeky. Shakedown,Filming & now a Private test. Mercedes are said to have completed 300 kms with the new car. I have got a good feeling about this season. Like Brawn in 2010. Not like the two years where Mercedes were rumoured to have the fastest car without any effort even before the car was launched.

This year we are hearing about funny systems,missing tests & stuff.

A look at the number of laps completed ->

Ferrari -> 69 + 95 + 67 + 39 = 270 Laps.
Red Bull -> 54 + 97 + 96 + 50 = 297 Laps.



Still Mercedes getting about 20-25% of the distance F2012 & RB8 covered is better than nothing. No huge teething problems. They tested on more than 1 track,experienced a variety of corners & have definitely covered 60+ Laps. That is the good part. Every car or most of it has some minor teething problems & only Kobayashi & Di-Resta could do 100+ laps in the 1st day. So no more teething problem I hope.