Mercedes AMG F1 W03

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Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Richard » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:18 pm

After 206 pages of speculation, lets start with a clean slate for the real thing.

Speculation posts have been moved to the speculation thread. :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=10767&view=unread

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by jasonrobert » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:26 am

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Vasco » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:30 am

That "bulge" in front wing pylons, is that for channelling air for the front wing f-duct?

The exhausts exit further up front, and not close to the rear suspension like the RB8.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by Ozan » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:33 am

The exhausts seem to blow on the suspension arms and beam wing from looking at this picture. The coke bottle shaped rear is better than RB8's rear and lots of floor visible means less drag. this car is a really good evolution of w02. congrats MercedesAMG =D>

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by amouzouris » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:36 am

Ozan wrote:The exhausts seem to blow on the suspension arms and beam wing from looking at this picture. The coke bottle shaped rear is better than RB8's rear and lots of floor visible means less drag. this car is a really good evolution of w02. congrats MercedesAMG =D>
i wouldnt say that the rear is better than the rb8 because the rb8 still looks tidier..

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by bhall » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:37 am

Those sidepods are tiny, especially at the inlets.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by basrawi » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:39 am

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by amouzouris » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:40 am

i agree they are much much better than last year's sidepods...a lot tidier and they look like a much more thought has gone into designing them...(compared to last year)

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by antitomm » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:41 am

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by ovidiulucaci » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:41 am

This is the best looking car of the 2012!
I like very much how they design the nose. Congratulations to MercedesAMG Team.
The sidespods are lower and the back of the car is so well shaped.

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by amouzouris » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:44 am

i noticed they have their sidepod cooling outlet in front of the rear suspension..like the F150 italia...unlike what RB Ferrari and McLaren are doing this year where they have the cooling outlets further back..

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by stefan_ » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:44 am

I hope I can keep up with this thread, because the pre-launch speculation one killed me :lol:
"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Post by raymondu999 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:46 am

Let's just hope Aldo Costa's characteristic inability to heat tyres up in ultracold temps don't filter to the car - though with such a late arrival I doubt his input would have such a fundamental effect.
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Re: Mercedes AMG F1 W03

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