Mercedes W10 Speculation Thread

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This is the speculation thread about the 2019 car. Rumors, articles, ideas and fantasies about the car can be posted here. Once the car gets officially launched, this thread will be closed and discussion continues in the official thread.

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bold prediction, It will look very similar, with incrementally smaller sidepods and slightly different barge board fronts

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The regulations around the bargeboards area have changed a bit and it's not possible to have bargeboards that high anymore. Expect big changes in there

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Does anyobody knows if the shape of the engine cover's shark fin is mandated or are all teams simply making maximum use of the allowed area?

IMHO, not only those squared fins look fugly, but having every car on the grid using the very same design is quite boring.

If the FIA wants to push mandatory designs, they should do it on parts that don't make cars look this similar.

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geraldix wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:49 am
Does anyobody knows if the shape of the engine cover's shark fin is mandated or are all teams simply making maximum use of the allowed area?

IMHO, not only those squared fins look fugly, but having every car on the grid using the very same design is quite boring.

If the FIA wants to push mandatory designs, they should do it on parts that don't make cars look this similar.
The fin is not mandatory. Like you say, the teams are making use of the maximum area.

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cramr wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:43 am
The regulations around the bargeboards area have changed a bit and it's not possible to have bargeboards that high anymore. Expect big changes in there
Good chance this will play in Mercedes’ hands because of their choice to use the flow under the wishbones to manage airflow instead what goes over them like the other top teams (with their very high wishbone design and small nose).

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Seat fitting. Normal position of the top crash structure.
Assuming this is even part of the the real car and not some generic mockup. Probably the latter though.

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MtthsMlw wrote:
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Seat fitting. Normal position of the top crash structure.
Assuming this is even part of the the real car and not some generic mockup. Probably the latter though.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Brah5Duh3dW ... _copy_link
Look at the guy's Die Hard T-shirt :lol:

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And I can imagine they would call it WX, like iPhone. In Spain they would introduce an aero package it will be more like WXs

:D :D :D
Wroom wroom

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Are we even sure this car will be called "W10" and not "W010"?

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Still no first engine fire up or did I miss it?

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LM10 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Still no first engine fire up or did I miss it?
Nothing yet, they are being very quiet this year, much like they were before 2014.

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Some W10 teaser shots from Mercedes AMG F1's Twitter page
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dans79 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm
LM10 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Still no first engine fire up or did I miss it?
Nothing yet, they are being very quiet this year, much like they were before 2014.
So, you draw parallels? :)