Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

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Mirrors?
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Yeah, you can see the mirrors at the back parts, seemingly attached to the vertical turning vanes in some way; seems to me like the amount of ‘stuff’ in that area implies Ferrari style sidepods.

Edit: no I’m wrong - you’ve got mirror in foreground and turning vane behind it but they look like one object in silhouette

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From what i see there aren’t Ferrari style sidepods https://twitter.com/dimmyy_/status/966571790427357185

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dimitarvv wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:15 am
From what i see there aren’t Ferrari style sidepods https://twitter.com/dimmyy_/status/966571790427357185
Pls embed the picture. I cant see twitter feeds at work [-o<

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dimitarvv wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:15 am
From what i see there aren’t Ferrari style sidepods https://twitter.com/dimmyy_/status/966571790427357185
I guess you’re right

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Gerhardsa wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:17 am
dimitarvv wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:15 am
From what i see there aren’t Ferrari style sidepods https://twitter.com/dimmyy_/status/966571790427357185
Pls embed the picture. I cant see twitter feeds at work [-o<
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Also a little further rearward from the red lines added to that photo, seems to be some sort of cut and paste job done to hide something ? or strange cut in the lighting added to the car ?? something is being covered up in the sidepod area
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NathanOlder wrote:
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Also a little further rearward from the red lines added to that photo, seems to be some sort of cut and paste job done to hide something ? or strange cut in the lighting added to the car ?? something is being covered up in the sidepod area
It just looks like that because they have this flowing line's drawn on the side pods itself as also on the extra wings next to it.

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They likely didn't feel the need to try and go the Ferrari route. I guess it may only work with certain aerodynamic philosophies. Either that, or the benefits are negligible which is why some teams have and some teams haven't gone that route.
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I took this screenshot form the team's Instagram story

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Morteza wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:32 am
I took this screenshot form the team's Instagram story

https://i.imgur.com/oqTzDhi.png
If thats the W09, then the nose looks much wider than last year. Even though I know its just a launch spec, but we already saw their slim nose/cape combo last year

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https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 0968980480

This is about the livery, but there are a couple of moments which may show the new car (or not, can't be sure).

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Yeah when i saw that this morning, theres a couple of bits, like this years version of the shark fin, but it was missing a halo ect ect so who knows. we will find out soon enough . 2hrs 15mins to be precise
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In the video they say that they are practicing on the 2017 show car with some 2018 elements
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bauc wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:01 am
In the video they say that they are practicing on the 2017 show car with some 2018 elements
Makes sense :-)