2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:47 pm

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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:10 am

A special message from Niki :)
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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by NathanOlder » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:40 pm

Big pressure now then. No one has ever won 6 back to back double titles!
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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Just_a_fan » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 pm

It's like end of school term at Mercedes! :lol: =D>
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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Sierra117 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:47 pm

This is great.


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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:57 am

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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by astracrazy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:53 pm

Sierra117 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:47 pm
This is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTkSwPRDEJI
I like this, its quiet refreshing. A driver or two on the grid could learn from this.

Sometimes the best battles on track come from when drivers respect each other. (Again a driver or two could learn that also)

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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by zibby43 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm

Toto discussing how Mercedes has increased its downforce targets for the 2019 car. Toto also hints at a new design with respect to the 2019 PU.



Also, I read an interesting *rumor* from someone that has a friend at Brixworth. Mercedes had a novel way of burning oil when the '18 season kicked off in Melbourne (supposedly it involved the piston heads). The FIA quietly asked Mercedes to ditch the design after Melbourne.

Ferrari found a way to continue burning oil over the course of the season, whereas Merc could not.

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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Just_a_fan » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:06 pm

If Mercedes were asked not to play but Ferrari managed to anyway, then Mercedes should just run their system and let the politics play out in public.
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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Big Tea » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm

I wonder if anything could be read into the fact that Hewlett Packard parted company with Williams end of 2005?

They really seem to have a finger on the pulse and Mercedes definitely seem to believe they bring something.
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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Mudflap » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:09 am

zibby43 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm

Also, I read an interesting *rumor* from someone that has a friend at Brixworth. Mercedes had a novel way of burning oil when the '18 season kicked off in Melbourne (supposedly it involved the piston heads). The FIA quietly asked Mercedes to ditch the design after Melbourne.

Ferrari found a way to continue burning oil over the course of the season, whereas Merc could not.
That sounds very made up for a couple of reasons:
- All teams are allowed to burn the oil however they want provided they respect the imposed consumption limit.
- If there was such a device in the pistons it would have been impossible to just remove without breaking the engine FIA seals.
How much TQ does it make though?

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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by NathanOlder » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:18 am

Mudflap wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:09 am
zibby43 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm

Also, I read an interesting *rumor* from someone that has a friend at Brixworth. Mercedes had a novel way of burning oil when the '18 season kicked off in Melbourne (supposedly it involved the piston heads). The FIA quietly asked Mercedes to ditch the design after Melbourne.

Ferrari found a way to continue burning oil over the course of the season, whereas Merc could not.
That sounds very made up for a couple of reasons:
- All teams are allowed to burn the oil however they want provided they respect the imposed consumption limit.
- If there was such a device in the pistons it would have been impossible to just remove without breaking the engine FIA seals.
I thought you were allowed to break the engine seals with someone from the FIA present. So thats not a problem at all
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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by SiLo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm

Big Tea wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm
I wonder if anything could be read into the fact that Hewlett Packard parted company with Williams end of 2005?

They really seem to have a finger on the pulse and Mercedes definitely seem to believe they bring something.
Hoping I will find out next week. Got invited to an HPE event at Merc HQ which includes a factory tour!
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Re: 2018 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by lio007 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:06 pm

zibby43 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Toto discussing how Mercedes has increased its downforce targets for the 2019 car. Toto also hints at a new design with respect to the 2019 PU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q95f4iG ... .be&t=2238

Also, I read an interesting *rumor* from someone that has a friend at Brixworth. Mercedes had a novel way of burning oil when the '18 season kicked off in Melbourne (supposedly it involved the piston heads). The FIA quietly asked Mercedes to ditch the design after Melbourne.

Ferrari found a way to continue burning oil over the course of the season, whereas Merc could not.
Hm...at 39:14 he says the WT is running 24/7 ... quite hard to believe, considering the regulations.