Mercedes W11

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zibby43 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:47 am
F1Krof wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:43 am
Nothing apart from the sidepods seems different from W10. (To me)

https://snipboard.io/PgMnR0.jpg
One slam dunk easy change to notice is the further slimming of the nose.
I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison zibby, because I can't say that I notice a difference.

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zibby43 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:47 am
F1Krof wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:43 am
Nothing apart from the sidepods seems different from W10. (To me)

https://snipboard.io/PgMnR0.jpg
One slam dunk easy change to notice is the further slimming of the nose.
Are you sure its that much slimmer??
The pictures I've seen so far is only compared to the launch W10

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zibby43 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:47 am
F1Krof wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:43 am
Nothing apart from the sidepods seems different from W10. (To me)

https://snipboard.io/PgMnR0.jpg
One slam dunk easy change to notice is the further slimming of the nose.
If you're referring to this picture, you can clearly see that the W11 pose is a bit further, hence the size of the nose.

P.s. the W10's launch nose was slimmed down later as far as I remember.

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Wroom wroom

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Quite impressive

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Okay, I think I can perhaps notice a subtle difference in the noses of the W10 & W11, but it may also just be down to the lighting.

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.poz wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:58 am
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71 ... 836f9c.jpg

Quite impressive
I lack knowledge of suspension. Why is it impressive?
Wroom wroom

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Helios wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:53 am
The nose is slimmer on the W11.
Only the W10 launch spec ...

The current launch car seems to use the same nose AND wing for me as the latest W10 spec!

W10:
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W11:
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The lack of turning vanes/flow correctors on the side of the monocoque above the bargeboards and ahead of the sidepods ought to increase the slipperiness of the car.

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OO7 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:59 am
Okay, I think I can perhaps notice a subtle difference in the noses of the W10 & W11, but it may also just be down to the lighting.
One of the things that first drew my attention to it was the lack of the distinct pinch between the nose tip and the rest of the nose (which was present on the W10).

We’ll see as we accumulate better comparison photos in better lighting.

The pinch at the cape seems much more subtle on the W11, which signaled to me a further, albeit slight, consistent reduction of width.

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zibby43 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:05 am
OO7 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:59 am
Okay, I think I can perhaps notice a subtle difference in the noses of the W10 & W11, but it may also just be down to the lighting.
One of the things that first drew my attention to it was the lack of the distinct pinch between the nose tip and the rest of the nose (which was present on the W10).

We’ll see as we accumulate better comparison photos in better lighting.

The pinch at the cape seems much more subtle on the W11, which signaled to me a further, albeit slight, consistent reduction of width.
Lets wait for better photos. Maybe they will bring the "real" W11 nose to pre season testing! For me the complete nose AND wing (including that winglet under the nose) looks exactly w10 latest spec

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Turning vane not shown on the digital renders:
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Ho often do teams hold back their wings. I thought they usually do and not show them

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HungarianRacer wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 am
Turning vane left out from the digital renders:
https://i.imgur.com/rng3aYr.jpg
Good spot HR!

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w1Y wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:16 am
Ho often do teams hold back their wings. I thought they usually do and not show them
Very often the launch cars and first renders show a wing from last year

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w1Y wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:16 am
Ho often do teams hold back their wings. I thought they usually do and not show them
i think mercedes is holding back a lot, would be not surprised if we see kind of a new car at the tests.