Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

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haza wrote:
more developed version
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Guessing Mercedes did not deploy the shark fin because cross winds are reaching around 30/40mph!
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Quantum wrote:Guessing Mercedes did not deploy the shark fin because cross winds are reaching around 30/40mph!
plausible

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i dont see how can this car beat the Mclaren whit technical surprise. 8)
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Mercedes with W08 in Silverstone (copyright AMUS)

interesting side pod design
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Oh, the car is clearly perfect and I can tell just by looking at it that it's better than any other car - even the ones not released yet....

[pause for breath]

Certainly is a limousine though; you wonder if - even if the long wheelbase is the way to go for the most part - they might struggle getting it turned around Monaco. In 2007 Ferrari had the (generally) fastest car but with a longer wheelbase than McLaren and were thoroughly smoked there.

Edit: You've got to imagine there's more coming to the floor ahead of the rear wheels, right? Other than tyre squirt slots, seems quite bare.
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Aldo Costa, ladies and gentlemen!

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Car is over 5.5 m long

Wheelbase over 3.6 m
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The bargeboard area is aerodynamic pornography, it looks 2 years ahead in development to anything ive seen so far.
Cokebottle is insane as well.

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f1316 wrote:Oh, the car is clearly perfect and I can tell just by looking at it that it's better than any other car - even the ones not released yet....

[pause for breath]

Certainly is a limousine though; you wonder if - even if the long wheelbase is the way to go for the most part - they might struggle getting it turned around Monaco. In 2007 Ferrari had the (generally) fastest car but with a longer wheelbase than McLaren and were thoroughly smoked there.

Edit: You've got to imagine there's more coming to the floor ahead of the rear wheels, right? Other than tyre squirt slots, seems quite bare.

Well what's one race if you dominate every other? :twisted:
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FW17 wrote:Car is over 5.5 m long
How'd you work that out? I'm not doubting you, the thing looks massive. Just wondering.

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bhall II wrote:Aldo Costa, ladies and gentlemen!
Tombazis as aero guru on F2008 though.
Aldo "technical director".... and if the pictures are anything to go by, lead orchestrator of technical wizardry.
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