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New cooling gills on the shoulder of the head surround. Presumably helping to cool the intercooler in the thinner air.
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Looks like they're using the old diffuser...

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:29 pm
New cooling gills on the shoulder of the head surround. Presumably helping to cool the intercooler in the thinner air.
Cooling is vital this weekend. The turbo has to work very hard to compensate for the thinner air. That also pushes the MGU-H. Cooling the gearbox and brakes will also be extremely important.

All the teams will open up their cars as much as possible.

Some more shots of Merc's cooling solutions for this weekend:

[media]https://twitter.com/AlbertFabrega/statu ... 4679130113[/media]

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:29 pm
New cooling gills on the shoulder of the head surround. Presumably helping to cool the intercooler in the thinner air.
It isn't new though. I remember seeing it during Winter testing.

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WaikeCU wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:29 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:29 pm
New cooling gills on the shoulder of the head surround. Presumably helping to cool the intercooler in the thinner air.
It isn't new though. I remember seeing it during Winter testing.
Fair enough.
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Anybody know what these metal chains are for?
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ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:39 am
Anybody know what these metal chains are for?
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Possibly for a "no oil" sign for the gearbox. The bodywork gets put on for scrutineering but before the cars are track ready.
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:09 pm
ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:39 am
Anybody know what these metal chains are for?
//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201710 ... 80efb6.jpg
Source: AMuS
Possibly for a "no oil" sign for the gearbox. The bodywork gets put on for scrutineering but before the cars are track ready.
Yeah, they usually attach tags such as the one you mentioned to these chains.
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Surely mechanics with three arms are illegal.

Hard to tell at this resolution but it looks like the small winglets on the FW have a finer CF weave pattern (for lack of a better term). Also, this car is a work of art. It belongs in a museum.

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:00 am
Fair enough.
Thought these slots were new, but I think this entire variant was run during testing.

[media]https://twitter.com/ImanHansra/status/9 ... 4284250112[/media]

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Remember this car and its predecessors have an intercooler in the side of the tub. It's either air to air or air to water. But whatever it is, they need to bleed off that hot air much more in mexico's high altitude.
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Does anyone have a picture of the damaged diffuser on Hamilton's car?
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Ted Kravitz does, but couldn't find it myself either