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Back to normal livery
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Nice shots of the front brake duct (via @BerrageizF1)
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All the upgrades are still on. Good sign.

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zibby43 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm
All the upgrades are still on. Good sign.
Not the new front wing though. It's the older spec, but maybe we see it tomorrow
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Morteza wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:30 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm
All the upgrades are still on. Good sign.
Not the new front wing though. It's the older spec, but maybe we see it tomorrow
Quite possibly. Alternatively, with this being a maximum downforce track, they may have wanted the additional surface area on the topmost flaps.

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Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:31 am

"The sidepods have been subtly reshaped to give slightly bigger radiator inlets.
I seem to remember a couple of people on here saying, at the start of the season, that the inlets were too big and must be made smaller as the season wore on... :lol:
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I wish they'd use the livery from the German gp more often. Looked so nice in that porcelain white. Not all the time but every now and then.
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Shot of the new front brake duct introduced in Germany. Note the extension to the inlet on the leading edge of the brake fence. This allows airflow to pass through a channel between the drum and rim. (via SomersF1 & Giorgio Piola)

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Despite the much milder temperatures, Merc has gone with maximum cooling (for free practice, at least). (via SomersF1 & Giorgio Piola)

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:55 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:31 am

"The sidepods have been subtly reshaped to give slightly bigger radiator inlets.
I seem to remember a couple of people on here saying, at the start of the season, that the inlets were too big and must be made smaller as the season wore on... :lol:
I couldn't make sense of those claims. Especially when that overhead shot from the second week of testing came out; it really demonstrated how insanely narrow the side pods are. I guess the more traditional shape threw some folks off.

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Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:36 am
Shot of the new front brake duct introduced in Germany. Note the extension to the inlet on the leading edge of the brake fence. This allows airflow to pass through a channel between the drum and rim. (via SomersF1 & Giorgio Piola)

Despite the much milder temperatures, Merc has gone with maximum cooling (for free practice, at least). (via SomersF1 & Giorgio Piola)
They're all working away like mad outwashing through the front wheels, and with the new front wing that looks like more outwash too doesn't it, the concept is gradually drifting back to what they had last year, or in that direction. It should be less draggy I think, around the front wheels, but presumably still giving that better-than-yours load on the front tyres.

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zibby43 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:48 am
Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:55 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:31 am

"The sidepods have been subtly reshaped to give slightly bigger radiator inlets.
I seem to remember a couple of people on here saying, at the start of the season, that the inlets were too big and must be made smaller as the season wore on... :lol:
I couldn't make sense of those claims. Especially when that overhead shot from the second week of testing came out; it really demonstrated how insanely narrow the side pods are. I guess the more traditional shape threw some folks off.
Your right zibby it was the traditional shape that threw my eyes. I admit I was wrong.
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ClarkBT11 wrote:
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Just a fan I'm glad you got a laugh at my expense.
You'll no doubt have a chance to do the same in return at some point. :D =D>
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The ones we should really call GOATs are the design guys instead of the pilots :o . Whoever made the thing that suddenly gives them such impressive low speed speed since the end of 2018, while still having the longest wheelbase, should get a raise. Is there already more info on what exactly they are doing that gives them such an advantage starting this year? Last I heard it could be front suspension related, but havent been up to date to the latest theories and publications, so if someone has an update please be welcome.

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zibby43 wrote:
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FIA: Reducing the size of the brake ducts should limit development
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zibby43 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm
All the upgrades are still on. Good sign.
Seems like they haven't brought much performance gains :roll:
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