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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:33 am 
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The real car is arlready running on the track at Jerez.


Is it? Shakedown? Testing doesn't start until tomorrow

Shakedown & than some "filming" miles. 100km are allowed
Shakedown is ATM witn Nico

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#F1 Made it to Jerez. @nico_rosberg is driving around in the new Mercedes but I've only heard it so far as we can't get in until 1100...


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yup merc tweeted this:

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#F1W04 first ever run just now with @Nico_Rosberg taking it around the track... Looks great... Stay tuned for more soon ;)

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Okay, today we have the launch of the Mercedes you have already seen at 13:15, and the Toro Rosso from 17:30

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yup merc tweeted this:

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#F1W04 first ever run just now with @Nico_Rosberg taking it around the track... Looks great... Stay tuned for more soon ;)

they also said we should watch Lewis twitter
Maybe he posts some pics from the car?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:23 am 
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Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton reveal a clip of the W04 on YouTube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdBOtgWQYA


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:31 am 
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Looks nice! I'm suckered into that Blackberry sponsorship for some reason lol..


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Looks just like the 2011 car.

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Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton reveal a clip of the W04 on YouTube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdBOtgWQYA

You can't say they have no humor ;)

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Looks just like the 2011 car.

Completly different

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:36 am 
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oh boy... that online-launch-massacre was certainly not the best way to reveal this partnership:
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Push rod front suspension confirmed then.


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Strange shaped sidepod and nose. I'm not sure if I like it, it's... shiny. Its very organic in parts, sharp in other parts. The connection of the nose to the wing is very organic looking, and the wing itself looks quite complex.

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Push rod front suspension confirmed then.

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Mercedes W04: tidied nose, coanda pods, pushrod front susp, revised roll hoop & vanes on the splitter

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Haribo wrote:
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Push rod front suspension confirmed then.

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Mercedes W04: tidied nose, coanda pods, pushrod front susp, revised roll hoop & vanes on the splitter

yes... nose is quite short... somehow reminds me of the 94 benetton - but shorter

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Strange shaped sidepod

really? look a lot like on the F138 and the MP4-28 - basically the same concept... maybe it's the shiny finish that gets you there...

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Theres your 2013 title winning car right there!

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Push rod front suspension confirmed then.

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Mercedes W04: tidied nose, coanda pods, pushrod front susp, revised roll hoop & vanes on the splitter

yes... nose is quite short... somehow reminds me of the 94 benetton - but shorter

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Strange shaped sidepod

really? look a lot like on the F138 and the MP4-28 - basically the same concept... maybe it's the shiny finish that gets you there...

It could be the shiny/light on it, it just stood out as oddly shaped in that photo, more distinctly than any others did. The whole car just looks a bit awkward to me. Hmm, to be fair I'm also questioning century classifications so it could just be a bad day.

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the interface of nose chassis looks incongruous , almost like designed to flex?


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Haribo wrote:
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yup merc tweeted this:

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#F1W04 first ever run just now with @Nico_Rosberg taking it around the track... Looks great... Stay tuned for more soon ;)

they also said we should watch Lewis twitter
Maybe he posts some pics from the car?


Nah, it's just going to be some telemetry from Nico's shakedown laps :twisted:

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I really don't like the nose. But hey, if it works.

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Is there something mounted halfway down the spine of that Mercedes?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:16 am 
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Is there something mounted halfway down the spine of that Mercedes?

Yes. :nod:

Though I don't know what it is.

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The front wing extends out in front by quite a bit!

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Is there something mounted halfway down the spine of that Mercedes?

Yes. :nod:

Though I don't know what it is.


They're doing filming so possibly a camera?

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GOPRO camera by the looks of it


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Video (pretty crap, its more of a blackberry advert): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdBOtgWQYA

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Fat looking sidepods there!

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What's their obsession with making the nose so smooth and sleek, then straight into boxy... it just looks so odd from that angle. Ah well, they're the designers, not me, they know better (we hope).

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It looks like they fixed the cooling problems as well. If you look at 2012 photos, they had a large black heat shield along the back of the sidepod, this year they dont seem to have that. In testing last year there were burnt brown spots on the bodywork.

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GOPRO camera by the looks of it


This.

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the only good thing the step had going for it was that it stoped the upper air spilling down between the front tyre and floor, hoping this nose with its obvious demarkation line does the same thing without the step


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What's their obsession with making the nose so smooth and sleek, then straight into boxy... it just looks so odd from that angle. Ah well, they're the designers, not me, they know better (we hope).

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RickM wrote:


look at the exhaust route on the right side, being channelled inwards


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look at the exhaust route on the right side, being channelled inwards

Thats a bit crafty...is that even allowed? Didn't think you could channel exhaust gasses anymore.

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So is there going to be a live online (youtube) launch at 13:30 then or is it just a photo session........ Anyone know ?


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is it me or does the whole rear of the car seem wide from above, is that a plateau with a undercut


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