Mercedes W13

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Expecting more of the same, and if they somehow manage to be better than in recent races, the car will be a dud again when the surface isn't smooth anymore. Hopefully I'm wrong! [-o<
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Big Tea wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:06 pm
organic wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:56 pm


some pics from Scarbs
Is that stay in compression or tension? Which way would the floor flex? Or is it to stop 'flapping'?
With the stay I would say the stiffness of the system (floor) is increased, thus reducing the flexing amplitude and increasing the (mechanical) resonance frequency.

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Are Mercedes not running the additional floor stay?

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Lewis on radio moments ago: Bouncing a lot at high speed.

On a super smooth track like Silverstone?

Oh well. If these updates havent helped cure bouncing, hopefully its cured something else o_o.

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clownfish wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:00 pm
Are Mercedes not running the additional floor stay?
There is no additional floor stay, has been taken away by FIA

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RicME85 wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:21 pm
clownfish wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:00 pm
Are Mercedes not running the additional floor stay?
There is no additional floor stay, has been taken away by FIA
Ah, missed that, thanks.

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De Jokke wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:20 pm
Sorry guys, but this car owns up to its name: W13.
It's a shitbox! Raft of updates: still bouncing on a smooth surface and almost a sec down (as we speak)
Didn't they finish #2 in FP1?

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The car please

Not the team and practice positions etc [-o<
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De Jokke wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:29 pm
And again an underwhelming update so far (hope the times prove me wrong), it looks like they aren't even trying to bring performance to the car. All these tiny bits, this car needs some drastic updates (starting with a complete suspension overhaul)!
Considering the amount of updates they have bought I don’t think anyone could ever possibly deliver anything to your expectations
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Read: a new suspension would do nicely!
RBR is clearly in front, why, best suspension. Merc cannot get the car to work, why, they need active suspension. SO, build a new suspension, that should be the focus!
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It's crappy aero envelope that's what. The crappier the aero the more complicated suspension you need to keep things steady.
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The Shovlin interview was interesting, as the last sentence: "we know now why we are good here and bad there"
So that gives room for improvement (updates)

Lewis talking about a 'small step forward'. Considering it was a big update package, hmm...
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Considering the lead teams improved. The upgrades are working.
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