Mercedes W13

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:53 am
It's freaking awesome!! :shock:
You holding out on us Platinum?! :D

erudite450
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Roostfactor wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:10 am
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:53 am
It's freaking awesome!! :shock:
You holding out on us Platinum?! :D
:D :D :D

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Quantum
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All there is at this point. Very cooling heavy...
"Interplay of triads"

GrizzleBoy
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Guess that's a confirmation of no major concept change for now then.

bidong
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Front wing end plates for sure and possibly the floor.

Seems like they're hiding their floor details till the last minute.

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At the risk of being downvoted by those who blindly take Merc's word,

I'm really interested to see whether Merc can reduce the stiffness of their suspension and not suffer from porpoising. Merc has stated that they've got on top of porpoising but that appears to have come at the cost of having almost rigid suspension so in these circumstances can we really accept porpoising has been fixed?

Softer and more compliant suspension without bouncing or porpoising will be the evidence that Merc truly has got on top of porpoising and that the car can be an effective race car on tracks that aren't necessarily billiard table smooth.

This is the big upgrade I want to see on the car this weekend.

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Seems there will be updates to be seen later.

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Seems like this should produce a decent step forward.

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:o =D> reminds me of McLaren's floor edge solution
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wogx
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No info about front wing? Those rumours about 5 kg weight reduction were false?

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wogx wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:50 am
No info about front wing? Those rumours about 5 kg weight reduction were false?
Perhaps, but Red Bull have been carrying out weight reduction without reporting any of that in the documents! So who knows.

GrizzleBoy
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organic wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:49 am
https://i.imgur.com/Oh8V2SJ.png

:o =D> reminds me of McLaren's floor edge solution
Finally some actual floor development from Merc.

One thing I'm wondering is what they've done with the three strakes under the floor.

They were quite close to each other before in an extremely basic layout ala everyone except Red Bull, but looking at the new floor you can see two strakes peeking out to the left of the yellow hand where the floor flicks up in the pic above.

Wonder where the third is?

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GrizzleBoy
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Rear wing tips on these cars are getting sharper and sharper lol.