Mercedes AMG F1 W04

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Mercedes AMG F1 W04

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A quick reminder that the car threads are a haven for exploring the actual features of the actual car.

We have other threads for team & race conversations.


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"...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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So no ramp exhaust!!!
Change that rear wing pleaseee Mercedes...it is there for the 5th season!
And another one from above:
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:( :o :shock:
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Did he seriously just say "and today we're welcoming blankberry to the team" whilst recording the car on an iPhone 5? :lol:

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Looks like they gone back to the shorter wheelbase like they done with the W02...

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Nice BlackBerry sponsorship.
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"...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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KeiKo403 wrote:Did he seriously just say "and today we're welcoming blankberry to the team" whilst recording the car on an iPhone 5? :lol:
It's a blackberry z10.

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Pushrod.

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Exhaust
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"...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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Bredd wrote:
KeiKo403 wrote:Did he seriously just say "and today we're welcoming blankberry to the team" whilst recording the car on an iPhone 5? :lol:
It's a blackberry z10.
Yea, my bad.....I watched the vid on an iPhone, what can I say! Oops!

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Such a simple car. Nothing special really. Huge disappointment.

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They have sponsorized with Blackberry. Losers with losers... omfg

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It really does not look very different to W03 final spec. Are the sidepods even changed?

I'm hoping that they have a frong wing upgrade - still sporting BGP-style endplates.

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Like last year every team wil update the car, the last test. The W03 update last year did improve the car a lot. Everyone is hiding their secrets, the car looks plain but i think every teams car this care looks quite basic not a lot of changes. Because of the rules i think we will see quite of lot of teams bring a big update so their rivals have a shorter time to copy it. Because this year the pack will be even closer, so every little gadget/golden bullet type a deal is worth hiding.

Why are people complaining that the car looks simple? The Lotus E20/21 doesnt look complex either but it was quite fast as we know from last year. Also the W03 was to complicated to setup, maybe this car is simple but has a nice balence and that is the most important thing, to have a solid base which you can build on so you solely focus on making it beter rather then complicated car that is hard to figure out.
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I guess Sauber should donate the space that they have saved by making the rear so thin. Look at the car's aerial shot, it looks like W04 designers have ran out of space. They have pushed the roll structure into the rear wing. :D