Force India VJM10 Mercedes

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Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by turbof1 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:05 am

This the official car topic about the 2017 Force India contender, the VJM10. This thread will handle more stringent rules:

-Absolutely no livery talk in the car topic. Liveries are by nature topics assigned to the team thread, and should be discussed there. Posts about liveries in the car thread will be removed. Livery, sponsoring and any other none-performance hardware features of the car go to the team thread.

-Discussion about the car's hardware only. No discussion about the laptimes (should be discussed in the testing or race threads; test thread is here: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... =1&t=25963). No speculation or rumors towards future features of the car; no speculation about the competitive performance (car beats car B but car C, etc.). Such discussions will be removed as well.

-Discussion about the Power Unit should belong in its respective PU topic. How the car's chassis and bodywork is adapted to it remains in the car thread, but pure features of the PU don't go there. Since this is quite a grey area, we will not remove transgressions on that front, but will move them when appropiate.

That might sound strict and is infact so, but this is done to safeguard the topic quality. A fair warning that we will be extremely strict this year! If you don't find anything worthwhile to post, please resist the urge and do not post. There is nothing wrong with that and is infact the better option when there's nothing new.

Topic will be opened once the car has been officially launched, which is February the 22d.
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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by turbof1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:11 pm

Car is launched! A friendly reminder we do not allow any discussion about the aethetics of the nose. We have a separate thread for that: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... =1&t=25990
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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by domh245 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:12 pm

Very noticeable bump at the front of the monocoque - I guess that means it also has an HPC system as per Mercedes and Red Bull?

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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by Holm86 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:13 pm

Looks like its an evolution of the nostril nose, very extreme step on the bulkhead

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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by turbof1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:13 pm

turbof1 wrote:Car is launched! A friendly reminder we do not allow any discussion about the aethetics of the nose. We have a separate thread for that: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... =1&t=25990
I had to remove the first 3 comments despite this reminder. Next transgressions will get a warning.
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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by MercAMGF1Fans » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:13 pm

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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by SchuMassa » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:14 pm

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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by AMG.Tzan » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:15 pm

Wow looks like a very clever design on the nose, i wonder if they use these holes for an S-duct...and there is a step also...still it looks quite good and well developed! =D>
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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by turbof1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:16 pm

AMG.Tzan wrote:Wow looks like a very clever design on the nose...and there is a step also...still it looks quite good and well developed! =D>
For the record, this is fine. Pointing to the structural/legal achievement is within the confinements of this topic.
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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by proteus » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:16 pm

They have abandoned the S-duct while other decided to use it. Interesting.
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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by Holm86 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:16 pm

Its difficult to see, but the sidepods look wider than the other cars

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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by geraldix » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:16 pm

The nose features BOTH a 2012 step and a 2013 penis. This is 2017, guys!

Airbox looks like a copy-and-past from last year Merc (which will stay the same this year, should we go by the W08 teasers).

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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by De Jokke » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:17 pm

Also a big air intake as the W07 had.
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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by BosF1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:17 pm

Well, apparently Perez has his own Mexican wall already behind him while driving. Hardly a sharkfin anymore.

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Re: Force India VJM10 Mercedes

Post by GPR-A » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:17 pm

The lower, closing edge of the nostrils have been removed. That is one difference. I can't see, where the S Duct is exiting on the nose!

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