Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
User avatar
Holm86
244
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:37 am
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Redragon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:41 pm
gandharva wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Looks much shorter than last year.
I think the Halo make it looks shorter but they are pretty similar if not equal
Look at the distance from the driver to the rear wheels, looks to be a shorter distance, about the same when you look at the front.
And that seems to fit with Wolff mentioning they have a shorter gearbox this year

User avatar
Morteza
2572
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Image
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

Arbee
Arbee
0
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:22 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

My god, the bargeboard area looks complex. Now I understand what Paddy Lowe meant when he said 2018 would probably be a 'battle of the bargeboards'

User avatar
Helios
28
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:52 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Lovely. Simply, simply lovely.

User avatar
Redragon
52
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 11:23 am

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Holm86 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Redragon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:41 pm
gandharva wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Looks much shorter than last year.
I think the Halo make it looks shorter but they are pretty similar if not equal
Look at the distance from the driver to the rear wheels, looks to be a shorter distance, about the same when you look at the front.
And that seems to fit with Wolff mentioning they have a shorter gearbox this year
Maybe difficult to say from two pictures taken with different lenses. Let's see the tech details

supermarine
supermarine
8
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:23 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

I'm surprised they haven't done more with the sidepods I was expecting something radical there. It'll be really interesting to see some comparison shots with the W08, but the 09 does seem merely evolutionary at first glance. I suppose some of the most interesting stuff might be hidden under the skin, like new trick suspension, and internal aero.

User avatar
Holm86
244
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:37 am
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Redragon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 pm
Holm86 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Redragon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:41 pm


I think the Halo make it looks shorter but they are pretty similar if not equal
Look at the distance from the driver to the rear wheels, looks to be a shorter distance, about the same when you look at the front.
And that seems to fit with Wolff mentioning they have a shorter gearbox this year
Maybe difficult to say from two pictures taken with different lenses. Let's see the tech details
I was not only comparing to the two pictures on the previous page, but on all the pictures i've seen so far.
To me it looks shorter, im not stating it as a fact

techman
techman
-16
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:25 am

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

mercedes stick to their concept again . low rake. i wonder if the wheelbase is smaller this time

User avatar
Gerhardsa
10
Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 1:35 pm
Location: Canada 'eh!

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

PlatinumZealot wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:45 pm
God please make it be dominant again! [-o< [-o< [-o<
I hope not. We need Ferrari and RBR (McLaren maybe) to be up there as well.
Gotta have 3-4-5 guys battling it out all year. That will be epic.

Nonserviam85
Nonserviam85
11
Joined: Fri May 17, 2013 10:21 am

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Interesting rear wing, Mercedes keeping the spoon shape for the lower element (only team so far).

User avatar
Morteza
2572
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

A comparison (I flipped the photo from last year). Not very accurate, but gives you an idea...

Image
Image
Last edited by Morteza on Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

User avatar
Redragon
52
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 11:23 am

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Holm86 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Redragon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 pm
Holm86 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:43 pm


Look at the distance from the driver to the rear wheels, looks to be a shorter distance, about the same when you look at the front.
And that seems to fit with Wolff mentioning they have a shorter gearbox this year
Maybe difficult to say from two pictures taken with different lenses. Let's see the tech details
I was not only comparing to the two pictures on the previous page, but on all the pictures i've seen so far.
To me it looks shorter, im not stating it as a fact
And I am not saying you might be wrong either :wink:

User avatar
Morteza
2572
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Image

Image
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

User avatar
Thunder
Moderator
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:50 am
Location: Germany

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Hate to be that Guy but:

Performance Talk (including Predictions and Wishes) here:forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26885

Smiley Spam: Nowhere ;)
turbof1 wrote: YOU SHALL NOT......STALLLLL!!!
#aerogollum

User avatar
Mattchu
48
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:37 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

Post

Lets have a bit of fun :)

Is the wheelbase shorter?

I`m going to go with slightly shorter, it looks the same from the airbox to the front axel but a tad shorter airbox to rear.
My guess is the wheelbase is 55mm shorter than last year, closest wins a cookie....

Back to the car. The barge board area is rediculously complex, I know a lot af pure aero guys like all these wings, flaps and vortex generators but personally i think it makes the cars look too messy in that area. There seems to be 3 side pod flow conditioners, umpteen air channels and them rows of ginger snaps [painted black] some half eaten.
Really like what they`ve done with the suspension, looks a nice car which there seems to be many of this year!