Mercedes W12

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Morteza wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:01 pm
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Is it me or are those aero elements in front of the nose cone near the number, more arched upwards on the corner edges? Are those new?

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Morteza wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:01 pm
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7dkk2JWEAA ... ame=medium
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Morteza wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:01 pm
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Flow-viz on the rear diffuser(Hamilton's car), Hungarian FP1
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I don't have any pictures to show it, but it looks to me like the sidepod cooling inlets have been modified and are slightly larger. From head-on it looks like the outer upper corner is higher and then slopes down towards the cockpit.

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OO7 wrote:
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I don't have any pictures to show it, but it looks to me like the sidepod cooling inlets have been modified and are slightly larger. From head-on it looks like the outer upper corner is higher and then slopes down towards the cockpit.
Wouldn't be a shock Hungary is a hot one.
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According to Merc, they used their tokens on 'structural changes'.
Source: https://youtu.be/GbkBWCK6-jw?t=446
An alternate (but less likely) interpretation is that they spent their tokens on 'structural changes plus aerodynamic changes'.

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pursue_one's wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:44 am
Flow-viz on the rear diffuser(Hamilton's car), Hungarian FP1
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7ibhx3XIAAmx1T?format=jpg
Flow-viz was also on the barge board area of Hamilton’s car I think.

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jjn9128 wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:49 am
OO7 wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:46 am
I don't have any pictures to show it, but it looks to me like the sidepod cooling inlets have been modified and are slightly larger. From head-on it looks like the outer upper corner is higher and then slopes down towards the cockpit.
Wouldn't be a shock Hungary is a hot one.
As we know depending on ambient temperatures, teams often change the cooling outlets/gills beside the rear of the cockpit, as well as the rear cooling exit, but I don't ever recall seeing changes to the sidepod inlets for this purpose.

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OO7 wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:46 am
I don't have any pictures to show it, but it looks to me like the sidepod cooling inlets have been modified and are slightly larger. From head-on it looks like the outer upper corner is higher and then slopes down towards the cockpit.
That would be a pretty substantial change, if true!

Edit: You don’t think it’s an optical illusion created by the fact that the large side pod deflector element has been split into vertical and horizontal elements right in the area you’re referring to?
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pursue_one's wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:44 am
Flow-viz on the rear diffuser(Hamilton's car), Hungarian FP1
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7ibhx3XIAAmx1T?format=jpg
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crazychrome wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:59 am
According to Merc, they used their tokens on 'structural changes'.
Source: https://youtu.be/GbkBWCK6-jw?t=446
An alternate (but less likely) interpretation is that they spent their tokens on 'structural changes plus aerodynamic changes'.
No, I think he was just talking about what they were allowed to spend 2 tokens on. Not what they have.
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