Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by F1Krof » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:04 pm

What is this? Any guess?

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by shady » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:06 pm

The chassis crash structures are allowed to be in the floor and not affixed to the chassis? They (Merc/Ferrari) are getting creative with these structures this year.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by cramr » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:14 pm

shady wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:06 pm
The chassis crash structures are allowed to be in the floor and not affixed to the chassis? They (Merc/Ferrari) are getting creative with these structures this year.
They will be fixed into the chassis when the floor is fitted. you can disconnect them to remove the floor

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by RicME85 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:56 pm

shady wrote:The chassis crash structures are allowed to be in the floor and not affixed to the chassis? They (Merc/Ferrari) are getting creative with these structures this year.
There are upper and lower structures, these are the lower ones

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by ojlopez » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:10 am

F1Krof wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:04 pm
What is this? Any guess?

https://twitter.com/scarbstech/status/8 ... 3437095940
I am guessing some sort of optical alignment tool. There seem to be some photoelectric devices on the second picture, but they could also be compressed air connectors, I am not sure.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by Powy » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:44 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0NpXJJYbXY

In this interview Scarbs asks aerodynamicist Willem Toet for a short analysis of the Mercedes and Ferrari cars.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by Just_a_fan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:09 pm

Thanks Powy, nice video. A little bit lightweight, as we might expect as the details are difficult for anyone outside the teams, but a nice overview. Interesting about Mercedes' bargeboards creating lots of little vortices that then roll together to create a bigger one somewhere else. Ferrari's sidepod design is briefly touched upon and the idea that it allows cleaner flow to the radiators is interesting.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by TAG » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:49 pm

F1Krof wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:04 pm
What is this? Any guess?

https://twitter.com/scarbstech/status/8 ... 3437095940
something to set up and adjust camber/caster in conjunction with the front wheels would be my guess
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by Morteza » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:15 pm

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:28 pm

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by Morteza » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:52 pm

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by cplchanb » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:24 pm

other than the high DF RW, is there anything new with this car for this weekend?

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by Morteza » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:21 pm

cplchanb wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:24 pm
other than the high DF RW, is there anything new with this car for this weekend?
I don't think so. The rear wing is the only different part I've spotted. The rest of the car seems similar to previous races.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by F1Krof » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:07 pm

Why is there nothing new on the Merc? Does this mean that they're struggling with correlation and can't seem to match the wind tunnel vs track performance numbers, or are they out of ideas?

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +

Post by Zynerji » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:45 am

F1Krof wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Why is there nothing new on the Merc? Does this mean that they're struggling with correlation and can't seem to match the wind tunnel vs track performance numbers, or are they out of ideas?
I would expect correlation issues would have meant they would be running different parts...