Mercedes W11

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Anyone remeber DAS?
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Anyone remeber DAS?
Does anyone remember laughter?

(I couldn't resist.)

Will be interesting to see if it makes its debut in Austria. After watching that Allison video, I'm very interested in seeing how much development has gone on. With Merc changing to the high-top sidepod inlet this year, they will have unquestionably unlocked more scope for change both in both the bargeboard section and rear section of the car.

The rear suspension on this car is something I'm very keen on seeing again soon, too.

On a side note, will there still be the same amount of pit lane photography going on this year? Would be a shame to lose out on all the spy shots due to the pandemic.

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zibby43 wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:36 pm
On a side note, will there still be the same amount of pit lane photography going on this year? Would be a shame to lose out on all the spy shots due to the pandemic.
Liberty need press coverage and the media need content to stay in business. I strongly suspect there will be at least a limited press attendance and they are likely to be the best people (and those working for rich corporations) so we shouldn't lose much in the way of external insight.

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zibby43 wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:36 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Anyone remeber DAS?
Does anyone remember laughter?

(I couldn't resist.)

Will be interesting to see if it makes its debut in Austria. After watching that Allison video, I'm very interested in seeing how much development has gone on. With Merc changing to the high-top sidepod inlet this year, they will have unquestionably unlocked more scope for change both in both the bargeboard section and rear section of the car.

The rear suspension on this car is something I'm very keen on seeing again soon, too.

On a side note, will there still be the same amount of pit lane photography going on this year? Would be a shame to lose out on all the spy shots due to the pandemic.
Social distancing should bring clearer shots of the car.
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Wynters wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 pm
zibby43 wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:36 pm
On a side note, will there still be the same amount of pit lane photography going on this year? Would be a shame to lose out on all the spy shots due to the pandemic.
Liberty need press coverage and the media need content to stay in business. I strongly suspect there will be at least a limited press attendance and they are likely to be the best people (and those working for rich corporations) so we shouldn't lose much in the way of external insight.
Good point. Makes sense.

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 am
zibby43 wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:36 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Anyone remeber DAS?
Does anyone remember laughter?

(I couldn't resist.)

Will be interesting to see if it makes its debut in Austria. After watching that Allison video, I'm very interested in seeing how much development has gone on. With Merc changing to the high-top sidepod inlet this year, they will have unquestionably unlocked more scope for change both in both the bargeboard section and rear section of the car.

The rear suspension on this car is something I'm very keen on seeing again soon, too.

On a side note, will there still be the same amount of pit lane photography going on this year? Would be a shame to lose out on all the spy shots due to the pandemic.
Social distancing should bring clearer shots of the car.
Yeah, I just hope folks like Albert Fabrega (one of the best at spotting upgrades and sharing them on social media) are given the same access as before, and not kept further away from the scrutineering process in the name of social distancing.

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The black painted W11 then, a weight benefit over metallic silver?
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https://www.bbc.com/sport/amp/formula1/53218197

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ajprice wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:55 pm
The black painted W11 then, a weight benefit over metallic silver?
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/cpsp ... des_f1.jpg
https://www.bbc.com/sport/amp/formula1/53218197
Weight benefit...very unlikely, sexy as hell...most certainly in my eyes :)

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Tiny weight benefit. The fashion these days is to only colour the top half of the car and leave the bottom in balck to save weight so this us one step further!

Other recent black cars didnt look as good as this one did they?
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A black chrome would have been epic, but this is nice

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Livery talk is better suited for the team thread.
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And in the team thread there is a post about a livery thread now haha

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zibby43, finally we are going racing. What do you reckon the pace will be like this weekend? I hope Mercedes shuts everyone up. I'm getting sick of the constant chatter about the Redbull Ring and Hungaroring favouring Verstappen-Redbull package over the last few weeks. Frankly, I hope Mercedes send them to the cleaners.

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The car looks great. Looking forward to also seeing what upgrades Merc and the other teams have all brought along.

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erudite450 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:22 pm
zibby43, finally we are going racing. What do you reckon the pace will be like this weekend? I hope Mercedes shuts everyone up. I'm getting sick of the constant chatter about the Redbull Ring and Hungaroring favouring Verstappen-Redbull package over the last few weeks. Frankly, I hope Mercedes send them to the cleaners.
It’s race week! It’s been such a surreal wait for the season start, but so happy for all the teams (and us fans) that there’s something to look forward to again amidst all the madness and tragedy.

I think RBR has a chance to be very strong. They’re usually slow starters to the season, but with the delayed start, maybe they’ve gotten that out of their system. They’re also typically strong in Austria, but that’s mostly because Merc have dropped the ball reliability-wise in Austria in ‘18 (double DNF - hydraulics) and ‘19 (the overheating lift and coast race).

Marko reckons Merc are “slightly ahead.” He also said Merc was the 3rd-best car after ‘18 pre-season testing. If there’s anything I’ve learned in the hybrid era, it’s never doubt Merc’s ability to unleash a little shock and awe at the first race of the season.