Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 2015

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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 2015

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Team: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
Base: Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Team principal(s): Toto Wolff (Business Executive Director), Paddy Lowe (Technical Executive Director), Niki Lauda (Team Advisor)
Technical director(s): Geoff Willis, Aldo Costa
Website: http://www.mercedesamgf1.com

Race drivers: 44 Image Lewis Hamilton & 6 Image Nico Rosberg

Test drivers : TBA

Chassis: F1 W06 Hybrid
Engine: Mercedes V6 Turbo

2014 position: 1st (701 pts)

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The technical directors are Geoff Willis and Aldo Costa. Bell already left the squad.
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kooleracer wrote:The technical directors are Geoff Willis and Aldo Costa. Bell already left the squad.
Thanks, updated.
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I don't mean to be an unnecessary niggler, but what is the deal with all these strange team thread titles?

Square brackets, curly brackets, bullet-point separators? Is there any reason for this strange format?

According to the FIA (http://www.fia.com/2015-fia-f1-world-ch ... entry-list), the official team name of this team is "Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team".

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El Mundo Deportivo reports that the W06 will have a new livery. The new livery will be chrome instead of silver, while the rims will change too accordingly. Those will be chromed as well.

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elf341 wrote:I don't mean to be an unnecessary niggler, but what is the deal with all these strange team thread titles?

Square brackets, curly brackets, bullet-point separators? Is there any reason for this strange format?

According to the FIA (http://www.fia.com/2015-fia-f1-world-ch ... entry-list), the official team name of this team is "Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team".
I agree, it just makes everything much harder to read and is just generally confusing.

Use the official Formula 1 name for the team then if you want to include engines etc do that in the first post instead.

Also, make all the 2015 teams a sticky so you clearly separate 2014 and 2015 instead of this mishmash of teams from different years.
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Would Lewis' race number not be numero uno? ;)

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j2004p wrote:Would Lewis' race number not be numero uno? ;)
he chose his favourite 44
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lebesset wrote:
j2004p wrote:Would Lewis' race number not be numero uno? ;)
he chose his favourite 44
Yes but the Champion races with number 1 during their reign.

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The reigning champion has the option to race with # 1, but is not obligated to. Hamilton has chosen to stick with #44 for the season.

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I stand corrected, I didn't realise the FIA gave the champ a choice

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Colour change confirmed

http://f1today.net/en/news/mercedes-mcl ... s-for-2015

....Mercedes intend to switch from silver to a striking mirror-like chrome paint-job this year.

the special chrome paint for the 2015 livery is called 'Kromo', and will also be supplied to wheel supplier OZ for the title-defending W06 raced by world champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

with Mercedes stepping up its iconic silver look, Woking based McLaren is tipped for a complete livery U-turn in 2015.

McLaren turned silver in 1997, at the height of its works collaboration with Mercedes, but now the famous British team is kicking off its new era with Honda.

"Honda does not want (McLaren) to continue with silver because it is a colour immediately associated with Mercedes and the 'Silver Arrows'."

"There are rumours the (2015) car could be orange, McLaren's traditional colour, for testing. But it could also be white, in a double-tribute: to Honda and also because McLaren's first F1 car was that colour" in 1966. "The final choice could depend largely on whether McLaren has a major sponsor in 2015 or not," the report added. (GMM)
So chrome body and wheels. *Bling*.
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Some more insider news:

Blaupunkt and Mercedes have formed a partnership fitting both cars with subwoofers with a mandatory playing of Tupac - Changes under all circumstances.
It was initially throught up by the current world champion claiming he needs to "keep it real" and that the W06 likely will be so far ahead he needs something to relax to.

source as usual: very dark place that has never seen daylight.
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SectorOne wrote:Some more insider news:

Blaupunkt and Mercedes have formed a partnership fitting both cars with subwoofers with a mandatory playing of Tupac - Changes under all circumstances.
It was initially throught up by the current world champion claiming he needs to "keep it real" and that the W06 likely will be so far ahead he needs something to relax to.

source as usual: very dark place that has never seen daylight.

That's something Sniff Petrol will run with :-)

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Would actually be epic if they were so far ahead of the competition to pull that off. :D :D
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