Mercedes W11

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De Jokke
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coanda flow-esque on sidepods?
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Nice job with the packaging, super tight as we've come to expect from Mercedes.
Things like the floor slots are more complex than last year at this stage already.

Everyone else better hope they don't have another big step to go before the end of testing.

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We still have to test.
Honestly, it doesn't look so overdeveloped compared to w10 but it will be a good evolution, looking at merc's record over the past few years.
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De Jokke wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:51 am
We still have to test.
Honestly, it doesn't look so overdeveloped compared to w10 but it will be a good evolution, looking at merc's record over the past few years.
One of those guys again #-o

Seriously, look at the sidepods, they were already extreme on the W10, but now they're almost non existing

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Externally, the forward part of the side-pod (diagonal downward sweep) pretty much matches my speculation wish list. Unfortunately however, it appears that the exhaust manifold bulge that was present on the W10 still exists.

BTW, I think Toto mentioned that the car will change visually later in testing, because with the exception of the side-pods, the car looks pretty much like the W10.

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coanda flow-esque on sidepods?
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You could be right, they might be trying to energise the flow using the headrest louver exits! 8) :wink:

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Sevach wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:49 am
Nice job with the packaging, super tight as we've come to expect from Mercedes.
Things like the floor slots are more complex than last year at this stage already.

Everyone else better hope they don't have another big step to go before the end of testing.
After what happened in 2019 no one is going to believe their performance in the test, unless it is very good, in this case everybody Will be depressed. :mrgreen:

Last photos help to appreciate all detailed aspects of the car, as the fist ones where difficult because of that black color.

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Holm86 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:53 am
De Jokke wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:51 am
We still have to test.
Honestly, it doesn't look so overdeveloped compared to w10 but it will be a good evolution, looking at merc's record over the past few years.
One of those guys again #-o

Seriously, look at the sidepods, they were already extreme on the W10, but now they're almost non existing
Look at 007 (and LM10) :-$
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Starting in 30mins

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Very tight sidepods, amazing job done there. The part behind the sidepods, the engine cover, are pretty much the same like on the W10. So I guess that we'll see some updated spec in testing again.

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After what happened in 2019 no one is going to believe their performance in the test, unless it is very good, in this case everybody Will be depressed. :mrgreen:

Last photos help to appreciate all detailed aspects of the car, as the fist ones where difficult because of that black color.
Yup I agree :D , they will all say Merc will be sandbagging again if they don't lit the times.
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I like this car very much :D
It seems that every time there is an "end of the era" we see something really beautiful from the teams.

Mercedes, RBR, Ferrari, they look amazing this year

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An interesting comparison shot:

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And another:

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Credit: @Gianludale27
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