Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

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There's nothing wrong in taking pride though. These teams spend millions on showing these cars around the world. Granted there are probably ways to do this automated but they're a world championship team in 'the pinnacle of motorsport'. The tubs need to be painted anyway so why not get that highly skilled painter (or air brush technician if that's the professional title) to do finishing touches like this.

IIRC RBR made a video last year about the what goes into making a bolt.

I think coffees served at mclaren even have their logo on top too. Teams do stuff like this, I think it shows attention to detail which is what this sport is all about to me

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No sharkfin and what look like huge bargeboards again.
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thats it, bring on the next :-) im sure it will be fast though

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Even with new rules it still looks like an evolution of last year's car! Note the sidepods...totally new philosophy it seems there!! AAnd yeah no shark fin at last!! =D>
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No shark Fin = instant winner for now =D>
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AMG.Tzan wrote:Even with new rules it still looks like an evolution of last year's car! Note the sidepods...totally new philosophy it seems there!! AAnd yeah no shark fin at last!! =D>
I actually can see a sharkfin, it's hard to see because the bars block it
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Thunders wrote:No shark Fin = instant winner for now =D>
I think it looks like my render...

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let's hope it is a dog 8)

long A-arms at the rear, multi pod side pods
FW endplates look intersting
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NO FIN!
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Sidepods look strange, but it might be the livery.
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Via @albrodpul
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a sharky fin will sit inside, might bite some WDC?
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