Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

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FrukostScones wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:34 am
looks boring
It looks fast.

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Looks the same! Plus HALO, Minus SHARKFIN #-o
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zioture wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:40 am
car comparison https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWohoc5W0AEUu59.jpg
Think the wheelbase is shorter, the back of the car does nok look as long as the W08.
Sidepods strangely looks fatter

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well they did have a good basis so..., but meeh moving on
i think its shorter also

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The engine cover is clearly different and from the comparison above it does definitely look shorter. Ultimately all they needed to do was address their weaknesses on the tighter tracks and balance that with their clear dominance on the power dominant/sweeping tracks. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

But from an unveiling point of view, it is less interesting because it’s basically the same.

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it probably look fatter because like you say its probably shorter, or the new pu is a monster :-)
Holm86 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:45 am
zioture wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:40 am
car comparison https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWohoc5W0AEUu59.jpg
Think the wheelbase is shorter, the back of the car does nok look as long as the W08.
Sidepods strangely looks fatter

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The Mercedes had the fastest car last year, a car that was mechanically seriously hampered. One has to guess how much more pace they had in the car if they didn't have the mechanical issues. It comes as no surprise that the car would be fairly similar to last years.

Also, lot of the parts will change. Mercedes is the team to beat so I can imagine they wouldn't want to show their hand on day one.
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Very closely related to the 08 at this stage, let's see what changes until the end of testing.

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By mechanical issues you mean..... the trick suspension that got taken away and caused some setup and tire headaches?

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this is mercedesbenz, the most important are horses under the hood 8)
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Its probably very fast and the sensible thing was always to make small changes to the last car.

But I was really hoping for something visually special like Ferrari side pods or something.

That said.... The Ferrari might not have Ferrari side pods when its launched today :lol:

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does look pretty tight and tidy at the rear
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That T wing certainly doesn't look like Williams'. Its tiny.
The bargeboards/turning vanes area...damn.... :wtf: