Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

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This is the Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ offical car thread.

Please discuss ONLY technical items of this car, and refrain from speculation.

General discussion about the team, its drivers and performance can be posted in the team thread.

Livery Talk also belongs in the Team Thread. forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26885
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some shapes going on in the halo.
bargeboards looking interesting.
airbox too.

nose is surprisingly sponor-empty and clean.
evolution from w08, as expected and logical.

will still kick **s
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Cape is still present, looks very much like the W08 at this point. I suspect its a very simpel launch spec.
Wheel design looks new too

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Sidepods are more rounded RedBull like vs the "muscular" ones from last year.

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W09

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W08

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From a front view, the cars seems alomost the same. Note the 4 stream channels inside the W09's airbox.

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There is a lower T wing. You can see it on the right side of this picture:
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Via @SoyMotor

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Mini monkey seat
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Front suspension
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Via @techF1LES
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how to put twitter as video ?? :?:

[media]https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 1767815170[/media]

Edit Thunder: Check the "Media" Button on the right side. Fixed the Link.
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They mounted the front suspension backwards :D
But in all seriousness, that is not a naturally stable geometry - you usually drag the wheel behind you. I can't wait for the driver feedback on this, I can imagine the setup of the car to be very difficult. Otherwise a very nice evolution, they are making the most from their investment leading into the new engine formula.
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GoPros and gaffer tape are the secret sauce.

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CBeck113 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:43 pm
They mounted the front suspension backwards :D
But in all seriousness, that is not a naturally stable geometry - you usually drag the wheel behind you. I can't wait for the driver feedback on this, I can imagine the setup of the car to be very difficult. Otherwise a very nice evolution, they are making the most from their investment leading into the new engine formula.
perhaps related with 'forward swept wing' aerodynamics, :?: :?:

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1. nose ; much thinner
2. engine cover; much thinner
3. huge undercut, huge floor :shock:
4. super interesting 'ducts' from the nose to the floor, looks crazy cool
5. airbox looks interesting
6. camera pod housings are crazy cool engineered!
7. rear crash structure has a similar 'wing' shape on it like the alfa romeo has
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.