Mercedes made in Spain a radical new nose cone

Mercedes представила в Испании радикально новый носовой обтекатель

On the eve of the Grand Prix of Spain, the team Mercedes unveiled a radically new solution in the area of the nose landing gear fairing W08, namely the rounded rails on the sides, reminiscent of scoops.

The last time a championship team has problems with high degradation tyres in Brackley has focused on this aspect all the free time. So in Barcelona the team brought significantly changed the chassis geometry and the main attention riveted unusual form guides on both sides of the nose fairing.

We must understand that the purpose of installation of these elements is more precise control of turbulence generated in the region of the front wing and extending between the wheels and the fairing.

Mercedes представила в Испании радикально новый носовой обтекатель
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In Spain, Mercedes has also introduced the new side vents with three R-shaped ribs.

In addition, changes were made to the geometry of the wing installed in the extension wishbone front suspension, mount the camera, the profile of the bottom front of the rear wheels, the geometry of the rear wing and construction of otkrylas called seat for monkey – it was now a duplex.

Mercedes представила в Испании радикально новый носовой обтекатель
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In addition, in Barcelona Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will be able to try out the upgraded engine, whose reliability has been increased.

Also in Brackley have made some steps to reduce the overall weight of the chassis W08 that there is a General opinion, interfere with the optimal functioning of the tire and to maintain the required balance.

And although with each race the weight of the car Mercedes is constantly decreasing, the team acknowledged that they still have work to do in this regard.

“We are constantly progressing and getting stronger with every race – it’s about aerodynamics, mechanics and all the rest, said Valtteri Bottas. – We still have a lot of work, including to reduce the weight of the chassis, but we are on the right track.

We at each stage we find new opportunities and squeezes out all the juices, but we have to strive for”.

Mercedes представила в Испании радикально новый носовой обтекатель
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Mercedes представила в Испании радикально новый носовой обтекатель
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Mercedes представила в Испании радикально новый носовой обтекатель
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