2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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lio007 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:06 pm

Hm...at 39:14 he says the WT is running 24/7 ... quite hard to believe, considering the regulations.
I think you are taking him to literally, I'm pretty sure he doesn't mean switched on time.
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SiLo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm
I wonder if anything could be read into the fact that Hewlett Packard parted company with Williams end of 2005?

They really seem to have a finger on the pulse and Mercedes definitely seem to believe they bring something.
Hoping I will find out next week. Got invited to an HPE event at Merc HQ which includes a factory tour!
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zibby43 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Toto discussing how Mercedes has increased its downforce targets for the 2019 car. Toto also hints at a new design with respect to the 2019 PU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q95f4iG ... .be&t=2238
I watched this video yesterday, around the 25:00 minute mark there's a lot of technical stuff being discussed by Lewis about how the data crunching capacity to get usable info in front of a screen between Q attempts, about analysis of tire deg that used to take two or three days can now be delivered in one. Certain pieces of info here is really worth sitting through. Not just a sponsor rah rah session.
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SiLo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm
I wonder if anything could be read into the fact that Hewlett Packard parted company with Williams end of 2005?

They really seem to have a finger on the pulse and Mercedes definitely seem to believe they bring something.
Hoping I will find out next week. Got invited to an HPE event at Merc HQ which includes a factory tour!
It's really good, if you get picked up from reception I'd recommend getting there early to have a good look at the 2015/ 2016 engines which are displayed just as you walk in. Also just behind the reception desk there is a 500i and a F1 V8 too, these are a bit out of the way and many visitors don't get to see them.

Then into the restaurant make sure to check out the current era pistons, turbo wheels and finger followers as well as another F1 V8.

If you are given the shop floor tour there is another nice display just as you leave the restaurant showing a V8 head, block and crank.

The building across the road from reception has Rosberg's championship winning engine displayed on the rop floor.

They have a few older F1 cars above the reception, on the restaurant wall and on the ground floor of the building with Rosberg's engine.
How much TQ does it make though?

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TAG wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:00 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Toto discussing how Mercedes has increased its downforce targets for the 2019 car. Toto also hints at a new design with respect to the 2019 PU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q95f4iG ... .be&t=2238
I watched this video yesterday, around the 25:00 minute mark there's a lot of technical stuff being discussed by Lewis about how the data crunching capacity to get usable info in front of a screen between Q attempts, about analysis of tire deg that used to take two or three days can now be delivered in one. Certain pieces of info here is really worth sitting through. Not just a sponsor rah rah session.
Yep, I thought that was very interesting as well.

As you said, this wasn't purely sponsorship advertising. It was a very enjoyable interview with 2 key members of the team.

Would love to see more content like this. I'm always on the lookout.

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Unless I missed it, how is Lewis not getting a New Year's honour?? He's become one of the 3 most successful F1 drivers EVER and is far and away the most successful British F1 driver....
In 2007 I had the chance to go to a meet-and-greet with an F1 test driver. I decided not to as I didn't think he'd even amount to much...he was the BMW Sauber test driver and his name was Sebastian Vettel...

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He got an MBE a while ago which TPTB probably consider enough.

Shame he isn't in a drug-soaked sport like cycling or a sport favoured by the establishment like tennis. Then he could have had a higher award or even a knighthood.

I guess he'll get a knighthood once he retires.
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:26 pm
He got an MBE a while ago which TPTB probably consider enough.

Shame he isn't in a drug-soaked sport like cycling or a sport favoured by the establishment like tennis. Then he could have had a higher award or even a knighthood.

I guess he'll get a knighthood once he retires.
I reckon its probably the tax avoidance with the purchase of his Jet.

Also, I didn't realise he had an MBE ?
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:29 pm
I reckon its probably the tax avoidance with the purchase of his Jet.

Also, I didn't realise he had an MBE ?
Unlikely. The entirely legal avoidance of tax won't worry the people who make the decisions on honours...they all do it! :lol:
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It would be quite fun to have "Sir Lewis" in interviews and graphics.

But I don't think that the tax thing plays any part, tax avoidance in F1 is part of its glamour (they all live in a small apartment in Monaco because of the weather right?)

I guess normally they don't knight active sports people but save it when they retire.

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They knighted Andy Murray while he is still active. He also has an OBE compared to Hamilton's lesser MBE.

Murray has been much less successful than Hamilton but he is the only Brit to win Wimbledon in many decades so obviously rates a knighthood. Or something.
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:26 pm
They knighted Andy Murray while he is still active. He also has an OBE compared to Hamilton's lesser MBE.

Murray has been much less successful than Hamilton but he is the only Brit to win Wimbledon in many decades so obviously rates a knighthood. Or something.
But Hamilton's is for Mercedes Benz Engine, so he is happy
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Yeah sorry, meant Tax evasion.

Lots are involved in Tax avoidance, as its legal. Tax evasion isn't legal and thats what Lewis was done for with the Jet. I think ??
And that will get you removed from any Honours List I'm sure.
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