Lotus E23 Mercedes Speculation Thread

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you know what, this car looks actually quite fast. It looks much more 'balanced' compared to the aero of last years barbeque-stick, which would have created many 'odd' aero patterns.

this looks much 'smoother' and more 'stable' in the way it directs air around the body.

Really interesting approach with the turbo-feed.
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Sevach wrote:
Vary wrote:Optical effect or the rear wing pylon is "asymmetric" like last year?
It's fixed to the engine cover like the RB10.
Oh yeah, just looked a bit more carefully alla images... Stupid me! :evil:

Edit: Aldo noticed that the rear wing is probably just a generic one, doesn't eventi nave DRS actuator
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What's with all the air box cooling? Seems a bit much? Unless they've come up with something... crafty?

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The narrow nose suggests a complete different philosophy, reducing blockage at the sides, suggesting they want to get the airflow around the nose directed underneath the chassis.
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turbof1 wrote:The narrow nose suggests a complete different philosophy, reducing blockage at the sides, suggesting they want to get the airflow around the nose directed underneath the chassis.
Lessons learned from that test nose in 2014 perhaps.

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ScottB wrote:What's with all the air box cooling? Seems a bit much? Unless they've come up with something... crafty?
is it for intercooler cooling? or what else could it be?
car looks chunky and reminds me of 2014... :| Nose looks to slim to look good. rw pylon seems still to be rubbish...
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Way more than just for oil coolers so I think a inter-cooler.

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FrukostScones wrote:
ScottB wrote:What's with all the air box cooling? Seems a bit much? Unless they've come up with something... crafty?
is it for intercooler cooling? or what else could it be?
car looks chunky and reminds me of 2014... :| Nose looks to slim to look good. rw pylon seems still to be rubbish...
they had ears on the 2014 car, like a F-duct. I assume it's for the intercooler/cooling, as the Williams also hage a much bigger cooling opening compared to the 2014 car. The supposed Ferrari intake looks a lot bigger, too; suggesting all cars will feature something similar.

I agree however it seems the Lotus has the biggest solution as it seems.

Perhaps 1 is for actual cooling and the other one has another goal (F-duct after all?)
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Detail of the roll hoop intakes, adjusted to see better.
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The front suspension seems very agressive.
The lower element is very high to clear the airflow

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maybe alien intake won't feature on the actual car and is just a deception...
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Nice. Side view looks down right MEAN.
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I wasn't aware Total dropped Lotus, wasn't that a Romain deal?
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I name it "the black widow".
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turbof1 wrote:The narrow nose suggests a complete different philosophy, reducing blockage at the sides, suggesting they want to get the airflow around the nose directed underneath the chassis.
Good point. The nose tip regs only stipulate 40mm width worth of 'blockage', so Lotus had a little bit of freedom beside the nose tip that they have chosen not to use. This could indicate a different philosophy or a temporary launch spec only nose.

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The camera pods are missing on these images...