In the season of 2018 Mercedes may inherit the wedge-shaped chassis concept with Red Bull Racing, reports AUTOSPORT.com.
In 2017, Toto Wolff, Niki Lauda, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas talked about the unstable behavior of the Mercedes W08 on certain routes despite the fact that the car showed great pace on a fast track at Silverstone and Monza, the car was extremely unstable at slow circuits in Monaco, Hungary and Singapore.
Partly this is due to the longer wheelbase W08 than the competition, but the team from Brackley believe that it’s not just that.
Mercedes considering switching to a wedge-shaped chassis concept, which provided a good service in 2017 for the Red Bull.
Moreover, in the course of the weekend in Brazil, the German team has made significant adjustments to suspension settings, to try out a new concept.
If you configure the chassis so that the rear axle will be much higher the front, this will create a kind of ground-effect, through which the front wing is “sealed”, and the efficiency of diffuser increases by increasing the pass-through airflow.
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