Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

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It looks like the rear suspension arm is raised out of the wheel rim as well, similar to what they do on the front wheels.

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Looks astonishingly the same as W08 to me. I would expect come day 1 of test the car would look pretty much different. Or perhaps Australia. I expected much more, but what do I know?
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CBeck113 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:43 pm
They mounted the front suspension backwards :D
But in all seriousness, that is not a naturally stable geometry - you usually drag the wheel behind you. I can't wait for the driver feedback on this, I can imagine the setup of the car to be very difficult. Otherwise a very nice evolution, they are making the most from their investment leading into the new engine formula.
But actually most cars are configured to " push" the front wheels because of the caster angle. The lower ball joint is always ahead of the top joint. It is made to be stable. As you dribe forward a draging torque from the contact patch rotates the wheel back to being straight ahead.

That being said yeah the suspension looms rather ungainly but interesting nonetheless! What grabs me is how they have used the tie rod and the front lower wishbone to make a sort of a downwards deflector. An extension of the cape in a way.

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I see what photo you are talking about now!

Yes the wheel axle is ahead of the two wishbones only balanced by the tie rod. This design has been done before. The load on the tie rod definitely gonna be higher but they know what they sre doing i guess.
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JasonF1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:48 pm
It looks like the rear suspension arm is raised out of the wheel rim as well, similar to what they do on the front wheels.
+ forward swept front suspensio arms and with undercut sidepod, perhaps they want to redirected airflow from nosecone into the middle of the car, not spreading on the edge of the floor which might collide with the wake from front tires

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Mercedes W09 that's some really tight 'coke bottle', also note rear upper wishbone high outer pickup points
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Disappointed actually... Was waiting in anticipation for this one only for WO8.5 to launch. Will see what testing brings.

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More pics in our gallery: gallery/2018/mercedes-w09-launch

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And more :)

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Mamba wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Disappointed actually... Was waiting in anticipation for this one only for WO8.5 to launch. Will see what testing brings.

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Did they keep the batwing on the W08 after they introduced the cape? The W09 has one.

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the suspension though :shock:
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Morteza wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:59 pm
also note rear upper wishbone high outer pickup points
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWozjZEW0AA0QUz.jpg:large

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It's very common since many seasons.

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Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Morteza wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:59 pm
also note rear upper wishbone high outer pickup points
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWozjZEW0AA0QUz.jpg:large

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It's very common since many seasons.
but they made it extra long(high) this time ...
to get this rear suspension upper arms pseudo beam wing flow conditioner effect..
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How about the length of the wheelbase? Did you notice any difference yet?
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