2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by SiLo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:03 pm

godlameroso wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:01 pm
GPR -A wrote:
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siskue2005 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:42 pm


which compound? C3?
Yes.
Wrong thread, starting with a 1:21 means they're ~3/4ths of a tank.
Likely second stint that would be done after one on a qualifying tyre.
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Marti_EF3 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:19 pm

Do you hear that "bang" when downshifting on Turn 13?? It was the only Merc PU doing this, and many times...


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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by Just_a_fan » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:57 pm

That's a beautiful image. The car looks great in the new livery and that shot really shows it off well. =D>
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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by De Jokke » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:07 pm

I'm also not feeling too optimistic to be honest.
The drivers yesterday were 'status quo' about the car. Lewis telling it behaves differently which is not a 'happy Lewis' quote normally.

I'm not saying it's doom and gloom but my gut feeling says they didn't expect Ferrari to be this fast…
Also the Merc twitter is much more silent than in previous years...
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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by zibby43 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 pm

De Jokke wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:07 pm
I'm also not feeling too optimistic to be honest.
The drivers yesterday were 'status quo' about the car. Lewis telling it behaves differently which is not a 'happy Lewis' quote normally.

I'm not saying it's doom and gloom but my gut feeling says they didn't expect Ferrari to be this fast…
Also the Merc twitter is much more silent than in previous years...
REALLY HOPE to be proven wrong! [-o<
The drivers haven't been able to do anything fun with the car, either. Lots of tire data gathering, aero correlation work, setup change correlation work, etc.

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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by dans79 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:56 pm

zibby43 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 pm
The drivers haven't been able to do anything fun with the car, either. Lots of tire data gathering, aero correlation work, setup change correlation work, etc.
Exactly, I wouldn't be overly joyful either knowing I have a few more days of cold monotonous work, before I can do anything fun.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Phil » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:35 pm

You really think the drivers are not at all conscious about what the other teams - their direct competitors are up to?

If anything, they know better than any of us how their own car stacks up against one another. I’d be extremely surprised if Lewis and Co were more concerned about their program rather than what the competition is doing....
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by dans79 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:46 pm

Phil wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:35 pm
You really think the drivers are not at all conscious about what the other teams - their direct competitors are up to?

If anything, they know better than any of us how their own car stacks up against one another. I’d be extremely surprised if Lewis and Co were more concerned about their program rather than what the competition is doing....
You only have to go back to last year to see he didn't have anything great to say either. last year he was claiming RBR was going to be right at the front, and he had no idea how the top 3 compared.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Phil » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:15 am

I’m not saying it’s exact science. I am saying that they (the drivers and the team) have a very good understanding on how well they stack up to the rest. Concerned faces are perhaps early indications, especially in a situation like this when you have a major regulation change and teams going in very different directions with little chance to simply copy over bits without altering the entire car.
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by amritc1 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:25 am

Well said Phill

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Post by NathanOlder » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:50 am

Do we have photo's and video's of these concerned faces ? Maybe it was just before the lunch break and Toto ordered for the gearbox to be changed and the Mechanics were annoyed at doing it again!
Maybe the team were told they have plain pasta again for lunch!
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Sierra117 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:27 pm

Up close and personal with Lewis (can't seem to embed video): https://www.formula1.com/931279b4-1e10- ... 596b26a219
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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by KiLLu12258 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:31 pm

De Jokke wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:07 pm
I'm also not feeling too optimistic to be honest.
The drivers yesterday were 'status quo' about the car. Lewis telling it behaves differently which is not a 'happy Lewis' quote normally.

I'm not saying it's doom and gloom but my gut feeling says they didn't expect Ferrari to be this fast…
Also the Merc twitter is much more silent than in previous years...
REALLY HOPE to be proven wrong! [-o<
keep cool. lets wait till they show a better time. With those laps at the moment its safe that they have a lot of fuel left. Also longruns looks not bad.

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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by F1Krof » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:58 pm

Does not sound good.

https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/for ... f-ferrari/
After three days of testing in Barcelona, ​​the alarm at Mercedes is official. Until now, one had to rely on the body language of the participants in the interpretation of the lap times and the balance of power between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull or you had to read the answers between the lines. Meanwhile, team boss Toto Wolff admits officially that Ferrari has a faster car. Then he and his technical director James Allison packed the bags and started the journey home. In Brackley and Brixworth the lights will not go out in the next few days.

The official language in the team pushes Ferrari the clear role of favorites: "The picture is slowly building. Ferrari is faster on a lap, more consistent and incredibly reliable. That presents us with a great challenge. We have to fight back. That alone will keep the motivation in the team high. "The new Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto warns:" Mercedes is good at solving problems. If they're behind, they'll catch up quickly. "

Compared to Red Bull one believes oneself in the camp of the series world champion on eye level. Red Bull sees that differently. "We are ahead of Mercedes, and the times of Ferrari do not cause much concern," said Motorsport Director Helmut Marko.
Mercedes prepares Aero package

The gap to Ferrari is currently difficult to quantify. In any case, half a second, but possibly more. "It's hard to read the lap times because everyone seems to be driving a different program this year," the engineers explain. They also say that the distance to a lap is greater than the lap. Right now Ferrari wins everywhere. On the straight and in the curves.

On the track, the Ferrari already visually makes a better figure. "The Mercedes row in the curves more rum than the Ferrari," said Nico Hulkenberg. But even on the straight Ferrari drives away the silver arrows. Whether this is the lower air resistance or a more powerful engine, still needs to be analyzed. Ferrari should have significantly increased the engine over the winter. And the engineering department in Maranello persistently continued its philosophy of the previous year. Efficiency is the key.

At Mercedes, the hopes are now focused on a large aerodynamic package, which should come to the car in the second week of testing. The defending champion expects that even Ferrari ignites a second stage. And Helmut Marko promises: "The car you see here is not the car that will drive in Melbourne."
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Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+

Post by mantikos » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:04 pm

Hard to believe they could be off by that much