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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:57 am 
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A new forum and hopefully a new bright season for Mercedes AMG


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:00 am 
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1 question: Can they finish higher than 4th place this season! :o


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:01 am 
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amitch wrote:
1 question: Can they finish higher than 4th place this season! :o


Hoping for much better things. WDC, WCC wouldnt hurt at all.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:10 am 
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Reality check.

Brawn says Mercedes in a stronger position, but admits W03 not ready to win yet

Rosberg, Michael, Brawn everyone has confessed the car is still not good enough. So its just the new feel of the forum that really makes feel optimistic.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:10 am 
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Ferrari seems interested in Merc GP rear...seems that Ferrari copy-cat days aren't over :-|

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:06 pm 
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I'm betting that mercedes have come up with sometime unique this season that will surprise us all.. come on mercedes!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:10 pm 
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SpiderySeeker wrote:
I'm betting that mercedes have come up with sometime unique this season that will surprise us all.. come on mercedes!


I have been so much more confident in the beginning of the last 2 seasons only to be left high and dry. I will wait until Australia before I start feeling confident. Front F-Duct, Still a possibility blowing diffusers within the rules, new front wing, definitely Mercedes have done more work than the previous 2 years. So fingers crossed.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Aduka wrote:
Ferrari seems interested in Merc GP rear...seems that Ferrari copy-cat days aren't over :-|

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Do you have the link? Like to read what is written using a translator


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Even though Brawn has said the new Merc is not a race winner, I do believe that at least 1 race this season will have a Merc man on the top step. Be it Schumi or Rosberg. I really am hoping for Merc to beat Ferrari!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:39 pm 
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my gut feeling is that Merc will win races this year, lets hope for the best!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:24 pm 
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schumi8 wrote:
Aduka wrote:
Ferrari seems interested in Merc GP rear...seems that Ferrari copy-cat days aren't over :-|

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Do you have the link? Like to read what is written using a translator



Seems a translation:

Delayed the debut of its Mercedes W03 has held forth in the interest of technical enthusiasts. The car made ​​under the direction of ross brawn, assisted by aldo coast, and jam packed with news. Since the last races of 2011 we have talked about blowing a brand new front wing baptized simplistically f-duct, a patent that allows you to route the air flow that affects the nose of the car depending on the angle of yaw. however, more attention is focused on the quasi double diffuser raised in the central area of 15 cm (on which the regulation seems incomplete) to pass the crash structure .

Reasons: In practice Mercedes would use the same concept introduced at the front channeling air into the cental area of the diffuser. at the end of the engine cover there is in fact a large oval hole that hides within it an obvious channel that leads air inside of the lower wing to get through the crash structure to the famous double diffuser. Also the hot air of the exhaust seems to flow in the same central area. Needless to say, pictures of Mercedes W03 are in all the technical departments of the various teams.

Red: however, interesting to note that even the Ferrari F2012 there a tube that allows passage of air between the end of the bonnet and lower profile rear wing. we'll see the red back on track in addition to type exhaust montmelo red bull could therefore have a double diffuser as well as the Melbourne version of the front wing.

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Highlighted in yellow the double diffuser made ​​in the area of 15 cm off limits at the confluence of the flows of air and discharges of both the blowing that arrives from the central part of the engine bonnet


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:55 am 
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3rd test line up

Thursday/Saturday: Nico
Friday/Sunday: Michael


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:47 am 
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Im quite confident this year that Merc have made a significant step up and should be challenging for podiums minimum.

Last year in testing and pre race at Australia the team were making positive statements about the year head, podiums were muted and the fact that the car was good. Schumi seemed convinced he'd be returning to podiums. The team got burnt big time, the car was never on it and no podiums all season was terrible, lets face it.

This pre season they are playing it down hugely. To me its because the car is actually rather good. The long stint times of the merc are competitive and they have defo improved compared to last year. Will it be enough for wins? No not regular wins but IMO there will be a Merc win this season. Id gamble on it coming early in the season between Australia and Spain.

The final test will show what Merc have got, im guessing a cheeky little update package will be on the car and then a further small uprgrade for Melbourne.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:20 am 
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hi i have just joined here...As you will notice i am a Mercedes Benz enthusiast...I drive their awesome cars.

Back to F1 i am hoping for a improved season...My gut feeling is they could be behind Mclaren and ahead off Ferrari.Lets hope ross and his team have done something good here..Also hope michael has improved his qualifying strategies..

Good luck to them both nico and schummie...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:22 pm 
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No burnt paint :thumbup: 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:28 pm 
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that undercut is insane... at least from that angle..

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:31 pm 
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They have definitely done lot of work with W03. W02 was like the designer in charge for bodywork fell asleep in the middle and they had no option but to drive the incomplete car. Bob Bell seems to have made some difference in making the car look more complete.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:46 am 
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Rosberg on yesterday test

"The tyre degradation is still an issue, but it's certainly better than it used to be; better than 2011. But it's mainly reliability. It's obvious how different that is."


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:32 am 
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Mercedes wants to bag 2014 F1 title

I guess this sums up what we can expect from Mercedes this season :( and the official announcement of Michael's comeback being screwed by Mercedes.

http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/f1-grand- ... -1.1245565


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Michael exploring options to gain that extra tenth over Rosberg :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:10 pm 
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We should be bit optimistic, since Ross,Nico and Michael are...



http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97839


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Norbert Haug said it yesterday it is not a particular problem but there is always room for improvement and now Ross and the drivers are also saying the same. Not sure how can some people in media can come to conclusion about their tyre wear or problem without knowing what is actually going on with the car in testing :lol:

Mercedes AMG will finally do justice. They have got what it takes :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:17 pm 
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From other forum:

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"We've just had wind of the fact that the ACTUAL new Mercedes AMG car has arrived in Barcelona. On track tomorrow…"


and some nice analysis showing Mercedes looking good today

http://abulafiaf1.wordpress.com/


wroted yesterday..


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:36 am 
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From Twitter:

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A lot of different opinions about what I found yesterday on Mercedes front wing. Here is a better picture i.imgur.com/lfwSJ.jpg #F1

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@smigiel_one For me is more like thin slot on the edge of plate.

F-duct slot?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 am 
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Nooooooooo

Don't reveal Merc secrets to poblicity....if you do Ferrari thiefs will see this and copy it on their cars...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:44 am 
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This is the man :smug:

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schumi8 wrote:
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Michael exploring options to gain that extra tenth over Rosberg :)



Pay attention to the anti gravity field around the W03.
Even newey doesnt underdstand how it works :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:08 pm 
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Given Ferrari's apparent problems I'm hoping that Mercedes get into that top 3 spot not just by default but by challenging the Red Bulls and McLarens too - bring it!! :D

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MistaVega23 wrote:
Given Ferrari's apparent problems I'm hoping that Mercedes get into that top 3 spot not just by default but by challenging the Red Bulls and McLarens too - bring it!! :D


stop building my hopes up! please!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:22 pm 
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I don't want to raise your hopes...but it's always nice to read rumors like this :-P :-P


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Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting Mercedes is the main force just behind Red Bull
http://i43.tinypic.com/1zdm0qx.png




Some f1 experts are also thinking that Mercedes will be 2nd strongest team in Melburne...


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I don't think Mercedes AMG has shown its full speed in testing. I also think they are looking good and need to keep working on their package, upgrades throughout the year :proud:

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Nico Rosberg explains what's changed on the 2012 car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55_gtub6aoE


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http://intelligentf1.wordpress.com/2012 ... the-front/

Thoughts?
Australia can't come quick enough!


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SamH_123 wrote:
http://intelligentf1.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/f1-testing-analysis-deciphering-the-story-at-the-front/

Thoughts?
Australia can't come quick enough!


Many many many experts and analysis are pointing out that Mercedes has better pace than Mclaren, but Mclaren is bit more gentle with its tires...

My personal opinion is this from what i had heard/saw :

-Mercedes has better pace
-Mclaren has lower tyre degradation..

3rd and final...All opinions and analysis are based on Barcelona testings...fact is that Barcelona is a track know as tyre eater so difference (tyre degradation) between Mercedes and Mclaren may be much smaller on other tracks than on Barcelona...

I think if Michael chooses not to extend his contract after this season, wit will be a massive mistake...i think Mercedes will be team to beat in next few years...and the worst part of transition is behind them..


After all those are just my personal opinions and predictions...


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Must refrain from putting my hopes up :D

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I am not believing on any of these reviews. So much disappointment from last 2 years, so no hopes this season too.


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Hearing Nico say that win in Melburne is within reach...is possible confirmation what experts have told about Mercedes.


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Off topic: OK I know this is not F1-related, but damn this is impressive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... IGzpi9lCck

On topic:
I don't want to believe everything they said until Australia/Malaysia :D

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MERCEDES GP has arrived in Australia :smug: 8)


Veni vidi vici


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Aduka wrote:
MERCEDES GP has arrived in Australia :smug: 8)


Veni vidi vici


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Bit basic isn't it.
Don't think Adrian will be copying that any time soon.

Hope its so fast, the paint peels off.

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