Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

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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.

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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.
https://twitter.com/ScarbsTech/status/8 ... 4473475072

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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.
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whose some rumors about W08 ???

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Kinda love the silence about the W08. Have merc built another beast? I sure hope so! [-o<
Certainly a front running car.
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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:
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Looks to me like the plenum chambers are much the same as in previous years. Might be imagining things though.

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2015 engine

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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?

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

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SectorOne wrote:Red Bull style exhaust tip where the main exhaust and wastegate exhausts are held together with a piece of metal.
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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.
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That second fade-in sounded like guitar distortion.

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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.