Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Javert » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:22 pm

From Italian newspaper

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by digitalrurouni » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:26 pm

My eyes hurt from the appearance of the halo and also that Italian newspaper is surprisingly detailed with their rendering down to the dimensions! :shock:

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Sierra117 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:00 pm

digitalrurouni wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:26 pm
My eyes hurt from the appearance of the halo and also that Italian newspaper is surprisingly detailed with their rendering down to the dimensions! :shock:
Well from the side view it doesn't look so bad. Following the downward angle of the side pods helps that. Now all that's left is working on a carbon fibre composite that is transparent πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by PlatinumZealot » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:12 pm

digitalrurouni wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:26 pm
My eyes hurt from the appearance of the halo and also that Italian newspaper is surprisingly detailed with their rendering down to the dimensions! :shock:
It is drawn by Mr. Piola, who loves these sorts of dimmensional details.
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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Morteza » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:07 pm



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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Just_a_fan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:33 pm

I'm interested to see whether the nose cape is brought forward. If it isn't that might suggest it was an in-season fix. Having said that, it was developed during the season so maybe it will evolve further on to the new car. Also, will Mercedes persist with their multitude of VGs on the barge boards and turning vanes?

The Mercedes has the scope for the biggest change, I feel. They may end up with a new aero philosophy if they have sorted their rake/length conundrum.
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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by PlatinumZealot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:48 pm

The said rake wills stay the same. We have to remember the car was strong on like 80% of the tracks. Only issues we had were rear tyre related, which was sorta solved just at season's end.
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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by digitalrurouni » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:51 pm

PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:48 pm
The said rake wills stay the same. We have to remember the car was strong on like 80% of the tracks. Only issues we had were rear tyre related, which was sorta solved just at season's end.
Agreed. I think they will stick with their current philosophy. I think they got mostly affected because of their trick suspension that was deemed illegal at the beginning of the season which resulted in them scrambling and gave Ferrari an edge. I think once they can figure that out it will be back to normal as usual. With the Merc being crazy fast everywhere. *sigh*

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Santozini » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 am

Anyone already tried to figure out the wheelbase length based on this pic?

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Holm86 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:32 am

In case anybody wants to se if they can measure the wheelbase, the facebook picture is better, shows more of the wheels
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If it is in fact the W09 on the picture, which I highly doubt, as I don't think they are ready for final assembly yet

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Blaze1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:19 am

Santozini wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 am
Anyone already tried to figure out the wheelbase length based on this pic?
We already have a good idea of the W08's wheelbase. :D

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Santozini » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:20 am

Blaze1 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:19 am
Santozini wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 am
Anyone already tried to figure out the wheelbase length based on this pic?
We already have a good idea of the W08's wheelbase. :D
Eheh, I know, but I really like when the more savvy members do detailed analysis based on very little information. :wink:

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Holm86 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:50 am

Santozini wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:20 am
Blaze1 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:19 am
Santozini wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 am


Anyone already tried to figure out the wheelbase length based on this pic?
We already have a good idea of the W08's wheelbase. :D
Eheh, I know, but I really like when the more savvy members do detailed analysis based on very little information. :wink:
I think he means that it's probably the W08 on these pictures

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Santozini » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:26 am

Holm86 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:50 am
Santozini wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:20 am
Blaze1 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:19 am

We already have a good idea of the W08's wheelbase. :D
Eheh, I know, but I really like when the more savvy members do detailed analysis based on very little information. :wink:
I think he means that it's probably the W08 on these pictures
I guess you're right.. :D need more coffee :?

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by designf1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:28 pm