Mercedes AMG F1 W04

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
User avatar
Forza
272
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:55 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Few more photos Jerez

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Diosfenix
Diosfenix
2
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:33 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post


User avatar
DAMNINice
25
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:50 am

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Image

In this picture there seems to be a very interesting undercut under the gearbox..
Almost looks like it is floating in the air over the floor...

Maybe it is the lighting and so an optical illusion but it really looks like this.


I already thought I´ve seen it here:

Image

But here it also could be an illusion by shadow and light.

What I´m missing is the small DD-style outlet between Diffuser and Crash structure.
___________________________________________________________________________________

REal men play with twins!

KeiKo403
KeiKo403
13
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:16 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Image

I'm not trying to start anything here (optical ollusion maybe) but is the FW tilting backwards\up a little bit?

GrizzleBoy
GrizzleBoy
21
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:06 am

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Maybe, but its the old wing from Brazil 2012 anyway.

stefan_
stefan_
815
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:43 am
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Image

Image
Nira Juanco ‏@njuancof1

Image
via F1 Talks

Right click - view image
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by stefan_ on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:06 pm, edited 3 times in total.
"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

Leon
Leon
16
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:58 pm
Location: Armenia

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

hoped that LH could switch over to a red helmet :D
"Clouds now and again
give a soul some respite from
moon-gazing-behold."

Matsuo Basho

desl
desl
24
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 am

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Hmmm ... does BlackBerry have a decent Twitter app for Lewis?

User avatar
Forza
272
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:55 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Image

beelsebob
beelsebob
179
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:49 pm
Location: Cupertino, California

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

The front shot there is interesting – there's some semi-U pods going on there.

User avatar
Mika1
7
Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 7:17 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

It's a beautiful car at least.
The boss follows me on twitter.

User avatar
dren
277
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:14 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Fairly large undercut, the sidepods have a slight U shape on the top. There are several vortex generators on and just in front of the sidepods. The top of the diffuser is very bare. The small "extra" diffuser below the rear crash structure is absent. The diffuser vanes look to turn outward like the Lotus last year. There are turning vanes on the tea tray. There is a rather large and odd shaped cooling exit at the rear. They retain the pushrod front suspension. The rear wheel brake duct vanes are interesting. One looks to almost join with the floor. The rear drive shaft is covered by the lower A-arm. Looks like all the teams are adopting that.
Honda!

bonjon1979
bonjon1979
39
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:16 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

KeiKo403 wrote:Image

I'm not trying to start anything here (optical ollusion maybe) but is the FW tilting backwards\up a little bit?
It's strange, the bodywork and gearbox seems to be lifted allowing air to flow around the coke bottle section of the sidepods but then underneath the gearbox + associated bodywork, exiting below the crash structure. Need to have a better shot of the rear but there's definitely something going on there.

User avatar
FrukostScones
185
Joined: Tue May 25, 2010 4:41 pm
Location: European Union

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

Image

Image
Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.

User avatar
dren
277
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:14 pm

Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W04

Post

bonjon1979 wrote: It's strange, the bodywork and gearbox seems to be lifted allowing air to flow around the coke bottle section of the sidepods but then underneath the gearbox + associated bodywork, exiting below the crash structure. Need to have a better shot of the rear but there's definitely something going on there.
It is an upside down T shape for the radiator cooling exit.
Honda!