Mercedes W10 Speculation Thread

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Looks like back in 2009..
How it looks at the end of the season...

And, now I'm really excited to see the other front wings, and the concept at the rest of the car...
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F1Krof wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:43 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Looks like Merc will be running with a camo testing livery this year.

Front wing shot:

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 7241726977
Wow, so simple wing.
Yep. I doubt we'll see any "final" front wing iterations until Australia.

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zibby43 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 am
F1Krof wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:43 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Looks like Merc will be running with a camo testing livery this year.

Front wing shot:

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 7241726977
Wow, so simple wing.
Yep. I doubt we'll see any "final" front wing iterations until Australia.
All the interesting stuff happens closer to the nose.
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7 days to go [-o<

100% a testing livery, to me it means they have a lot to hide, Red Bull did it a few years ago, and Merc have never bothered, until maybe now. Why ?
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NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 am
7 days to go [-o<

100% a testing livery, to me it means they have a lot to hide, Red Bull did it a few years ago, and Merc have never bothered, until maybe now. Why ?

I think it's more to do with the "Switch to EQ" marketing campaign than hiding the car.

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LightningLewis wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:59 am
NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 am
7 days to go [-o<

100% a testing livery, to me it means they have a lot to hide, Red Bull did it a few years ago, and Merc have never bothered, until maybe now. Why ?

I think it's more to do with the "Switch to EQ" marketing campaign than hiding the car.
Very much so (I think). Mercedes has used the same 'camo' livery for several EQ powered road cars before general release, shown below on the Merc EQ C

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LightningLewis wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:59 am

I think it's more to do with the "Switch to EQ" marketing campaign than hiding the car.
That makes sense. A marketing link at a time when, arguably, the cars are most photographed and talked about is a good idea.
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dodds_turbo wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:15 am
LightningLewis wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:59 am
NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 am
7 days to go [-o<

100% a testing livery, to me it means they have a lot to hide, Red Bull did it a few years ago, and Merc have never bothered, until maybe now. Why ?

I think it's more to do with the "Switch to EQ" marketing campaign than hiding the car.
Very much so (I think). Mercedes has used the same 'camo' livery for several EQ powered road cars before general release, shown below on the Merc EQ C

https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/qxvpq ... -photo.jpg
A white outline on that text would really help them here.
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Not this again :wtf:
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F1Krof wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:43 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Looks like Merc will be running with a camo testing livery this year.

Front wing shot:

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 7241726977
Wow, so simple wing.
Even though there's a little bit more room for sculpting the profiles, the end product will look very similar to this. The rules are that restrictive. Infact, Mercedes is kind of a showing an exploit through using the camera pod mounting strud as a small cascade.
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turbof1 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Even though there's a little bit more room for sculpting the profiles, the end product will look very similar to this. The rules are that restrictive. Infact, Mercedes is kind of a showing an exploit through using the camera pod mounting strud as a small cascade.
I was thinking about that earlier wondering how long it will be before someone protests it.
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dans79 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:09 pm
turbof1 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Even though there's a little bit more room for sculpting the profiles, the end product will look very similar to this. The rules are that restrictive. Infact, Mercedes is kind of a showing an exploit through using the camera pod mounting strud as a small cascade.
I was thinking about that earlier wondering how long it will be before someone protests it.
Seems Mercedes is quite confident and also of opinion this is widespread known, so I don't immediately expect protest. It's simply I did not see coming myself after spending a lot of time getting to understand the new regulations. I had to scramble infact to get that into my article :lol: .
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LightningLewis wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:59 am
NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 am
7 days to go [-o<

100% a testing livery, to me it means they have a lot to hide, Red Bull did it a few years ago, and Merc have never bothered, until maybe now. Why ?

I think it's more to do with the "Switch to EQ" marketing campaign than hiding the car.
I also think so. Such camo just makes sense on road cars to hide their final look. This way it’s very hard to get the full feeling on optics.
However, I don’t think it prevents from analyzing car details in F1 on high resolution pictures shot in testing.

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zibby43 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Looks like Merc will be running with a camo testing livery this year.

Front wing shot:

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 7241726977
Doesn't it look like the paint type is different. It surely looks Matte like Red Bull's. Doesn't it? 🤔
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So they apparently started in 2017!

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