Mercedes AMG F1 W03

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Th0R » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:22 am

i think i have read somewhere that the drs was mechanical blocked. So no hydraulics failure I suppose.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Forza » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:26 am

Brawn said the problem for DRS faliure was in hydraulic coupling.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by techF1LES » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:45 pm

Mercedes revised inboard wheel vane (note "r" shaped flow conditioner under brake duct inlet)

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by marcush. » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:09 pm

that´s a big scoop compared with Williams and Ferrari... :evil:

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Owen.C93 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:11 pm

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More little vanes. I think the angle is making the sidepods look a little squarer as well.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by mantikos » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:27 pm

No winglets
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Huntresa » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:32 pm

mantikos wrote:No winglets
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Might just be that they havent changed FW since Canada, as in just shipped directly, cause this isnt a low df track so.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Byronrhys » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:57 pm

Naw, that wing has clearly been repainted and sponsor logo has been placed on the winglet... it has been back to the factory so i'm expected to see it be ran at least in fp1.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Owen.C93 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:22 am

That's a very strange development if they are going to run with it.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Matt Somers » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:32 am

Just mentioned this on twitter but if you look at that Sidepod pic there is not only the vortex generator to look at. For some reason they have a chock of wood (that's what it looks like) jammed into the little duct next to the cockpit. Secondly they have a hole in the front face of the wing mirror. Pretty sure the mirror notch to the side profile is new too but need to check back over old pics when at the laptop later.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by NewtonMeter » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:50 am

Matt Somers wrote:Just mentioned this on twitter but if you look at that Sidepod pic there is not only the vortex generator to look at. For some reason they have a chock of wood (that's what it looks like) jammed into the little duct next to the cockpit. Secondly they have a hole in the front face of the wing mirror. Pretty sure the mirror notch to the side profile is new too but need to check back over old pics when at the laptop later.
Might the wood in the side-of-cockpit-duct not merely be there to stop foreign objects entering? Or are you implying the duct is new? I think it was there before however...
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by axle » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:23 am

It doesnt' look like wood to me, more like the contruction material exposed...ie honeycomb
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Owen.C93 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:35 am

Matt Somers wrote:Just mentioned this on twitter but if you look at that Sidepod pic there is not only the vortex generator to look at. For some reason they have a chock of wood (that's what it looks like) jammed into the little duct next to the cockpit. Secondly they have a hole in the front face of the wing mirror. Pretty sure the mirror notch to the side profile is new too but need to check back over old pics when at the laptop later.
I think that wood you see is just exposed gold lining to the monocoque. The hole in the mirror is for tyre temp.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by NewtonMeter » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:48 am

Owen.C93 wrote: I think that wood you see is just exposed gold lining to the monocoque. The hole in the mirror is for tyre temp.
Seriously? That's pretty awesome! Is there an IR sensor or something in it? Genuinely intrigued.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Owen.C93 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:39 pm

NewtonMeter wrote:
Owen.C93 wrote: I think that wood you see is just exposed gold lining to the monocoque. The hole in the mirror is for tyre temp.
Seriously? That's pretty awesome! Is there an IR sensor or something in it? Genuinely intrigued.

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I believe so. I know McLaren ran the same thing on the MP4-26.
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