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Compressor airbox seems to be very different from the 2014 one, it looks longer as if the turbo was placed in the engine's V
The rollhoop-fed-cooler is just behind the intake plenum which looks huge.
No STR style oil coolers.
http://img3.auto-motor-und-sport.de/Pas ... 840993.jpg
compressor airbox does not look much different from 2014 to me, it seems to go to the back but than bends forward- downwards
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It sits slightly more higher and rearwards.
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PlatinumZealot wrote:It sits slightly more higher and rearwards.
depends on at what 2014 solution you look

looks a bit higher but not more rearwads to the 2014 Merc teams solutions
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so these 'ears' are for gearbox cooling? atleast the one on the car's left side
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Manoah2u wrote:http://img1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/Lot ... 841025.jpg

so these 'ears' are for gearbox cooling? atleast the one on the car's left side
I would say the ears are for cooling the turbine or turbine area. Merc has had something like that last season, or am i wrong?
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2015 Winter testing | Session 1, Day 4 - Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (04.02.2015)

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I just realised how similar the noses of the Lotus and Mercedes are.

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Manoah2u wrote:http://img1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/Lot ... 841025.jpg

so these 'ears' are for gearbox cooling? atleast the one on the car's left side
Look at that rear wing inner side sections, at the lower wingplate it's much "fatter" than the wing itself.
I don't think there's another car that has it like this?
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AnthonyG wrote:
Manoah2u wrote:http://img1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/Lot ... 841025.jpg

so these 'ears' are for gearbox cooling? atleast the one on the car's left side
Look at that rear wind inner side sections, at the lower wingplate it's much "fatter" than the wing itself.
I don't think there's another car that has it like this?
Been done before... Mercedes did it last year..I don't remember who did it first though.. :|
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I believe mclaren started the trend back in 2011:
http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/u ... 24x576.jpg
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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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turbof1 wrote:I believe mclaren started the trend back in 2011:
http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/u ... 24x576.jpg
You do know I'm refering to this part, right?
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