Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+

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The pullrod geometry may also benefit from being more inclined, the outboard pick-up looks like it might be higher along with the upper arm pivot. Getting closer to a 45* angle in front/rear view.

Looking at the nose... Was the cape so inclined last year?

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Any ideas what this is? Or is just light playing trics on me?

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That's the inside of the step plane transitioning to the diffuser entry.

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There's a little metallic supporting arm similar to front wing componentry, for the tire slot (green arrow).

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One of the slots in front of the rear wheel is connected to each other. Wouldn't that make it illegal, as the hole now is fully closed?
PReviously teams got around the no holes rule, by adding a small opening at the outboard edge, making it a cut out instead of a hole. With the connector it does create a hole
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There's a tiny T-wing tucked away under the radiator outlets.

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wesley123 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:41 pm
One of the slots in front of the rear wheel is connected to each other. Wouldn't that make it illegal, as the hole now is fully closed?
PReviously teams got around the no holes rule, by adding a small opening at the outboard edge, making it a cut out instead of a hole. With the connector it does create a hole
Might reside outside that specific legality box e.g. under the curvature of the tire face.

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roon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:00 pm
There's a tiny T-wing tucked away under the radiator outlets.

https://i.imgur.com/6TqHaaq.jpg

wesley123 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:41 pm
One of the slots in front of the rear wheel is connected to each other. Wouldn't that make it illegal, as the hole now is fully closed?
PReviously teams got around the no holes rule, by adding a small opening at the outboard edge, making it a cut out instead of a hole. With the connector it does create a hole
Might reside outside that specific legality box e.g. under the curvature of the tire face.
Is that the start of the shroud/lower rear suspension arm around the drive shaft?
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dren wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:42 pm
roon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:00 pm
There's a tiny T-wing tucked away under the radiator outlets.
https://i.imgur.com/6TqHaaq.jpg
Is that the start of the shroud/lower rear suspension arm around the drive shaft?
No, follow the highlight contours of the diffuser bulge. This twitter thread shows examples of similar devices:

[media]https://twitter.com/ideaeon/status/966752917389651970[/media]

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This thread is about the W09, and not about the use etc of the halo. So , a number of off topic posts have been removed. Please restrict your comments to the actual W09.

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Looks to me that every team “chooses” a plane of disturbance. With the W09 that is higher then the other teams, with the raised front wishbones and the high and wide side pods with a huge undercut. Then Ferrari has normal front suspension and the bulk of the side pod is under the waist while RedBull had something in between.

What slight changes at the front mean for the design for the rest of the car.

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Are those cuts in the floor new?

Maybe that`s their answer to Ferrari`s & Red Bull`s having practically another rear wing in front of the side-pods air intakes ... Hope these floor cuts are in the same vertical plane of car`s CoG in order to further increase mid and also overall car`s DF ...

And on another note is it me or now they have narrower hence smaller sidepods air-intakes?
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gandharva wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Looks much shorter than last year.
Could be the black paint at the coke bottle area that gives that illusion.
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"enhance..."

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dren wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:26 pm
"enhance..."

https://image.ibb.co/d2i0Vx/DWq0_G8_VWAAECng1.jpg
Oh, it's not a winglet. It's a connector holding up the floor! Looks like the gearbox entirely floats above the floor now and to top it flexing they have to attach the two with a connector.
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