Mercedes W11

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New T-Wing
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Another shot of the new t-wing
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I wonder what the bracket in the middle of the top plane is for...

Scratch that - it's for the attachment to the shark fin.
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That’s more like a v-wing.

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Bodywork and a somewhat rare glimpse at the seats.

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Morteza wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Another shot of the new t-wing
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhkEoiOWoAA ... name=large
Via @SomersF1
That's another new t wing.. Not same as the picture above

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They have decoupled somewhat the vibrations from one side to the other.
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New front wing for Mercede this weekend too.

Redesigned the upper and secondary flap, with the upper one now wrapping around/over the secondary one.

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A closer look
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balalev wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:05 pm
New front wing for Mercede this weekend too.

Redesigned the upper and secondary flap, with the upper one now wrapping around/over the secondary one.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhqD8WZWsAE ... =4096x4096
That'll be a high downforce wing then.
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I thought the older wing was to generate more vortices along the Y250 stream, so if one fails you still have more energising it? Surely this means they have found a way to stabilise those vortices more so they can go back to a cleaner setup? It should be more efficient.
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Interesting to watch at 1:31. There appears to be a crisp packet or similar on track. The safety car drives directly over it, and the object barely moves. Bottas does so immediately after and it moves meters outward of the car in front of the rear tyres.

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Fulcrum wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:17 am
Interesting to watch at 1:31. There appears to be a crisp packet or similar on track. The safety car drives directly over it, and the object barely moves. Bottas does so immediately after and it moves meters outward of the car in front of the rear tyres.
A perfect demonstration of the barge boards and turning vanes at work.

Reminds me of this, fatal, incident:
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Mechanics POV: Mercedes F1 Mechanics Prepare W11 for Qualifying =D>

Incredible opportunity to see some critical areas of the car up close.


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zibby43 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Mechanics POV: Mercedes F1 Mechanics Prepare W11 for Qualifying =D>

Incredible opportunity to see some critical areas of the car up close.
Yeah that was an awesome video zibby. We got a look at the sidepod rad (partially covered) which may have a slight curvature to it, as well as the uninstalled floor (around the bib/tea-tray) and a clean shot of the steering wheel during clutch bite point check. That car is something else!

I was also surprise at the number of exposed boxes there are in the cockpit (when Lewis was being strapped in).