2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by dans79 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:31 pm

zibby43 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Whilst we couldn’t complete all our test items, we’ve done the important bits and we leave here with more information and understanding of the car and tyres and we’ve managed to test some developments that we plan to roll out over the next few races."
A not so subtle warning!

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by MercedesAMGSpy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:31 pm

Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:02 pm
I agree. At least Mercedes are trying to be fan-facing and interactive, unlike the rest of the grid that, well, doesn't. We hear from RedBull a lot but it's only ever political stuff from Horner or Marko. Ferrari are as aloof as ever - it seems to be "a thing" for them to be that way.

Instead of having silly frilly stuff around the weekends, F1 should be looking at this as a model for how to be more open, more approachable for fans - new and old. It's a good use of the internet and presents information straight from the horse's mouth rather than spun by journalists looking for controversy to make their stories interesting.

The reality that F1 needs to accept is that it is, on the whole, fairly dull. All sport is unless you're a fanatic of that particular genre. So you need to take the stuff that can be interesting and push that forward to get people interested. Don't try to add razzamatazz to "the show". It doesn't work. It can't work because most of the audience is watching remotely through a narrow field of view tunnel that is TV. Connect with the audience on a personal level and you have a chance of holding them.
Mercedes and Lewis are the masters of the new media and give a lot of very useful insight/information outside the usual F1 bubble. I never see praise for that, but we are going to miss it when it isn't there. Ferrari think it's still 1960 and RBR have two old guys screaming how good they are.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Bill_Kar » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:39 pm

Espresso wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:29 pm


This driving style explains LeClerc higher fuel usage. Without the safetycar in the desert final rounds LeClerc wouldn't have reached the finish flag.....and hence maybe the cause of the engine problems in the end as the fuel bladder got empty...
The only option he would finished first was a safetycar situation before Hamilton passed him. In all other scenario's he would have fallen back or grounded to a halt.

Hamilton uses a more 'fuel conserving' cornering technique loosing the least possible amount of speed in corner entry.
I think this really occurred because he spent more time on the throttle exactly because of the loss of power.

Of course, I don't know, maybe driving style is relevant either way, but I think Bahrain was pretty much down to what I mentioned.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by zibby43 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:52 pm

dans79 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:31 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Whilst we couldn’t complete all our test items, we’ve done the important bits and we leave here with more information and understanding of the car and tyres and we’ve managed to test some developments that we plan to roll out over the next few races."
A not so subtle warning!
There must be some pretty important upgrades in the pipeline because this was the second time Shovlin referred to them, and Lewis mentioned them as the reason why he wanted to test on Tuesday. Lewis is usually very low-key about development.

James Allison talking about the car struggling with cooling, the tires, etc. in the debrief shed some light on the overall weekend performance. In retrospect, it makes what they achieved in both qualifying and the race even more impressive. To bring down the gap to between 3-4 tenths to LEC while the Ferrari was perhaps on peak form and the W10 closer to where Ferrari was in Melbourne had to be a tough job for the boys in the garage.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by zibby43 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:12 pm



Car representing the W10 is obviously a "dummy" but the rest are on point.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:27 pm

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Capharol » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:19 pm

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/merc ... ontent=www
Mercedes had to modify its new front wing prior to opening practice for the Chinese GP following an FIA ruling that it did not comply with the rules.

The team's new front wing had been seen for the first time on Thursday, featuring a reworked, shorter endplate.

This endplate exposed the profile of the uppermost element, aiming to strengthen the outwash effect produced by the wing.
Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:47 pm

Wrong end of the endplate, it seems:
https://www.racefans.net/2019/04/12/why ... g-designs/
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by F1NAC » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Wrong end of the endplate, it seems:
https://www.racefans.net/2019/04/12/why ... g-designs/
Weird stuff....

Seen this photo on motorsport article, where Tomba is looking at the wing (note 2 different colors for composites, that should be good ?), and is looking at the back part of the wing

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:54 pm

It looks like the Mercedes white shirt is explaining something to him. Perhaps that's the story behind the photo, not the legality of the piece. The fact that they're stood there obviously "showing it off" to him suggests they're happy with what they've done.

The photos from FP suggest the "flap exposing cut out" was used. If that is the case, then that isn't the legality issue.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by subcritical71 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:27 pm

Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:54 pm
It looks like the Mercedes white shirt is explaining something to him. Perhaps that's the story behind the photo, not the legality of the piece. The fact that they're stood there obviously "showing it off" to him suggests they're happy with what they've done.

The photos from FP suggest the "flap exposing cut out" was used. If that is the case, then that isn't the legality issue.
Ask the guy in red... I'm sure he knows! :D

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Mark4211 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:20 pm

Annotated wheel adjustments: Pole position lap, Valtteri Bottas - China 2019

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by zibby43 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:31 pm

Toto recognizing the pit crew for their incredible double-stack stop:


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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by siskue2005 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:12 am

@4:30 sec the guy with the chair almost ruined the dinner for everyone :lol: