Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by PlatinumZealot » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:34 am

roon wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:40 pm
The fitting mockup features halo attachment points, so it may be an accurate representation. I'm not sure if the roll hoop signifies they've dropped the large oval intake. Last year, was it bodywork over a small hoop, or was it all hoop?

https://i.imgur.com/G6wSZU8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VESFvd4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MH9XyXP.jpg
It was bodywork mostly and you could faintly see the outlines of the hoop just at the entrance of the air intake.

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Raleigh » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:46 am

A circular roll hoop would be prohibitively heavy and much weaker than a triangular design, last year's design had the roll hoop set inside a larger intake.

Which said, the version pictured is wider and deeper than last year's central intake, Mercedes may be moving back to a smaller airbox with a single intake, I'd imagine a huge intake combined with the Halo would substantially disrupt airflow to the rear wing.

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by MercAMGF1Fans » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:13 am



taken yesterday at Barcelona.. yup.. it's probably the w09

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Phlumbert » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:29 am

MercAMGF1Fans wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:13 am
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfbMVjOnqbY/

taken yesterday at Barcelona.. yup.. it's probably the w09

But their shakedown is at Silverstone?:
https://www.mercedesamgf1.com/en/merced ... ar-launch/

Also, there's no halo on this.
Maybe Latifi is testing the W08?

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Morteza » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:30 pm

Phlumbert wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:29 am
MercAMGF1Fans wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:13 am
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfbMVjOnqbY/

taken yesterday at Barcelona.. yup.. it's probably the w09

But their shakedown is at Silverstone?:
https://www.mercedesamgf1.com/en/merced ... ar-launch/

Also, there's no halo on this.
Maybe Latifi is testing the W08?
Good points, and also why give Latifi the new car for the first time?

This definitely looks like W08
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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Morteza » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:23 pm

Some details about W09's unveiling

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by F1Krof » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:40 pm

Morteza wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Some details about W09's unveiling

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 4876442624
Looks like the photo of last year's release of W08.

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Morteza » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:09 pm

F1Krof wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Morteza wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Some details about W09's unveiling

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 4876442624
Looks like the photo of last year's release of W08.
Yes, it is last year's photo. The reason I posted the tweet was because it tell us when the car is gonna be unveiled and how to watch the live stream :D
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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by LightningLewis » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:23 pm

First sneak peak of the W09! From Mercedes' own website

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by NathanOlder » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:30 pm

A bit of blue ???
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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by LightningLewis » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:34 pm

NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:30 pm
A bit of blue ???
I just looked at the sneak peak pictures of the W08. There you can also see the blue color, but it might be a bit more blueish on the W09, so maybe more blue..

The W08 sneak peak picture:
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The W09 sneak peak picture:
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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by JasonF1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:37 pm

Looks like they have just taken the W08 nose tease picture from last year and resposted it as the W09. It looks just the same, angle, shape, and livery wise.

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by Holm86 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm

JasonF1 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Looks like they have just taken the W08 nose tease picture from last year and resposted it as the W09. It looks just the same, angle, shape, and livery wise.
There's clearly a halo mounted, no it's not just a repost of the W08 pictures

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by torpor » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Maybe the new Mercedes is a little darker and has black parts.
In the Thommy Hilfiger announcement pic the car also looks very dark:

https://www.mercedesamgf1.com/de/merced ... -hilfiger/

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Re: Mercedes W09 Speculation Thread

Post by geraldix » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:01 pm

https://www.mercedesamgf1.com/media/cac ... 0216153141

Is that a blade-type engine cover? Ohhh can't wait, hopefully Mercedes went with "next-gen" sidepods too!