Mercedes W13

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De Jokke
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Looks like Merc will have trouble testing the updates as the weather isn't playing along :cry: :

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Andi76 wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:30 am
adrianjordan wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:24 am
carisi2k wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:59 am


No doubt there is some of that as well but in the straight line at Baku and Canada that is porpoising.
Glad you know better than F1 engineers!!
I do not want to get into this discussion, but at the moment i would not blindly trust the engineers of Mercedes as porpoising has become a political thing. And because of negative implications on their performance when they are forced to raise the ride height - no Mercedes engineer would admit its porpoising. So at the moment - i think it is not wrong to doubt what Mercedes engineers say in that regard and put more trust into ones own eyes.
Right, but every team was having the problem in Baku, even RBR to a lesser extent and multiple times we heard people talk about it not being porpoising.

Also, you argument means it would have been FAVOURABLE for Merc engineers to blame porpoising for the problems.
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AeroDynamic wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:59 am
It's new

https://i.imgur.com/GFf4bca.png

Canada I think
https://i.imgur.com/styLNBP.png
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organic wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:57 am


Did the rear wing have the Alpine-esque corner geometry to the rear wing prior to this weekend? I believe that sharp corner geometry is new.
The "endplate" itself is very similar to the one introduced by Ferrari at Canada on Leclercs car.

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W13 please

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Somebody post some pics please I am having withdrawal symptoms.

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GrizzleBoy wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:17 pm
Somebody post some pics please I am having withdrawal symptoms.
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xaero wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:24 pm
GrizzleBoy wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:17 pm
Somebody post some pics please I am having withdrawal symptoms.
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xaero wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:24 pm
GrizzleBoy wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:17 pm
Somebody post some pics please I am having withdrawal symptoms.
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So Mercedes seem to be keeping a tight lid on the W13’s upgrades 🤔

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the only thing we got for now is a modified endplate and a lower downforce front wing ,
also notice the old endplate strake position showing how much teams are working around the tight budget


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That’s just a practicality thing. Seen that in other years and at other teams as well. They have to have spare parts on the ready as well. Can’t just make everything from scratch all the time.
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adrianjordan wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:50 pm

Right, but every team was having the problem in Baku, even RBR to a lesser extent and multiple times we heard people talk about it not being porpoising.

Also, you argument means it would have been FAVOURABLE for Merc engineers to blame porpoising for the problems.
Teams were having problems on the front straight but the W13 was having multiple problems with porpoising, jumping in corners and bottoming out on the bumpy front straight. The Red Bull was only having a problem with the bumpy straights and even then it was insignificant compared to the pain that the W13 was giving to Lewis and George.

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Is there a photo embargo?? There's literally nothing on this car while all other teams have something shown already

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It's freaking awesome!! :shock:
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