Mercedes Power Unit Hardware & Software

All that has to do with the power train, gearbox, clutch, fuels and lubricants, etc. Generally the mechanical side of Formula One.
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In terms of pushing the engine to test cooling etc...

I saw somewhere (possibly the AS forums) a post that showed the engine mode for Bottas' fastest lap. I can't remember the specifics but the engine was set on a low level. For example, it was running at 3/10 sort of thing.

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Strat 2 is the highest mode Mercs use in qually. So strat 3 is close and may be suitable for testing.

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Sorry, I was using 1 out of 10 as an example rather than what the setting actually was.

It was the opposite end of the qualifying modes though, not close to them.

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djones wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:50 pm
In terms of pushing the engine to test cooling etc...

I saw somewhere (possibly the AS forums) a post that showed the engine mode for Bottas' fastest lap. I can't remember the specifics but the engine was set on a low level. For example, it was running at 3/10 sort of thing.
Hey my friend. You just posted in the Ferrari Power Unit Thread that there is no reason for Ferrari to use the engine in low modes. Yet, you tell here that Mercedes had 30% of their qualifying mode. I'm confused!

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LM10 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:00 pm
djones wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:50 pm
In terms of pushing the engine to test cooling etc...

I saw somewhere (possibly the AS forums) a post that showed the engine mode for Bottas' fastest lap. I can't remember the specifics but the engine was set on a low level. For example, it was running at 3/10 sort of thing.
Hey my friend. You just posted in the Ferrari Power Unit Thread that there is no reason for Ferrari to use the engine in low modes. Yet, you tell here that Mercedes had 30% of their qualifying mode. I'm confused!
I'm really sorry LM. But in your haste to respond or dislike every single post I ever make you have not understood what is being said.

I said that Ferrari would not make a special mode that is super low. Let's say their lowest setting was 1, I mean they will not invent a -5 for the purpose of hiding speed/power.

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djones wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:04 pm
LM10 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:00 pm
djones wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:50 pm
In terms of pushing the engine to test cooling etc...

I saw somewhere (possibly the AS forums) a post that showed the engine mode for Bottas' fastest lap. I can't remember the specifics but the engine was set on a low level. For example, it was running at 3/10 sort of thing.
Hey my friend. You just posted in the Ferrari Power Unit Thread that there is no reason for Ferrari to use the engine in low modes. Yet, you tell here that Mercedes had 30% of their qualifying mode. I'm confused!
I'm really sorry LM. But in your haste to respond or dislike every single post I ever make you have not understood what is being said.

I said that Ferrari would not make a special mode that is super low. Let's say their lowest setting was 1, I mean they will not invent a -5 for the purpose of hiding speed/power.
Who has mentioned a special mode that is super low?

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etusch wrote:
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Just_a_fan wrote:
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etusch wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:00 pm
In some stage they put another small hole on sidepod. Last year it was their only weak point was cooling but it seems to me that they still have same issues. If they have issues with cooling in winter it is a real problem during summer.
When did they add a hole? Where was the hole added?
Just downside of sidepod inlet. It was said it is for electronics cooling.
Cars have had that sort of hole ages ago. As far back as KERS days in 2009. Mclaren had one just behind the lower lip of the radiator inlet.
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Williams just stopped, please not another engine issue [-o<
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De Jokke wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:45 am
Williams just stopped, please not another engine issue [-o<
It looks like it. Watching the testing live at the moment, smoke coming out the back slowly before the engine starts sounding rough then sudden cut out. Still smoking. And Williams press officer said it was HPP related.

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Someone mentioned gearbox but highly doubt it.
If this was a fresh engine, it's a disaster, only 48laps :cry:

interesting: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/s ... -to-a-stop
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De Jokke wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Someone mentioned gearbox but highly doubt it.
If this was a fresh engine, it's a disaster, only 48laps :cry:

interesting: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/s ... -to-a-stop
He does something on the steering wheel and the dash shows '1'. Looks like he then flicks through strat modes?


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"12:55 So it was an apparent engine issue which stopped Latifi earlier on, though the exact cause is still unknown."

Oh dear
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Mercedes AMG + Hamilton => dreamteam!
If you can't beat'em, call Masi!

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Easy to blame Mercedes when AMG and the Pink W10 have had 0 issues.
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Pyrone89 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Easy to blame Mercedes when AMG and the Pink W10 have had 0 issues.
The engine on Bottas' car was changed in first test week. Don't know about pink W10, though. It's either bad coincidence for Williams or they're doing something different with the engine.