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Mercedes-AMG 2012 W03 - Part II


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#1501 SR388

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 18:55

No, I don't think he'll sign for them and even if he does Mercedes have said they're going to develop all the way to the end this year.




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#1502 Sakae

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 18:59

Maybe that is what BE had in mind when he spoke about Schumacher retiring whitout winning.
He was playing Merc for not signing the CA yet, and therefor Schumacher wouldn't have a drive for next year...?

Ecclestone is aware of Schumacher's contract is for renewal, and I think that's what he had his mind when he was speaking about retirement, without any further thought that Michael's contract could be extended. I would not put too much weight to it. Eccleston is not the person who will tell us what's the deal for next year, and based on the past, I think he is just speaking his mind loud what he thinks that will happen, instead having his tongue on a lock and wait as everyone else.

#1503 Szoelloe

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 19:05

If Lewis signs relatively soon, do you all think Merc will begin developing next years car with him in mind?


What do you mean? a special hand-grip on the steering wheel, with a fingerprint scanner? Or installed AI to help LH compute adequate responses to go proactive with with his future race engineer at last? If LH has a virtue as race driver, than it def is the ability to drive a wheelbarrow very close to F1 car standards. Engineers usually don't give a flying fxxx about the driver when they design a racing car. If they would, than EBD would never have happened. Also, I hardly think LH has the ability to give the type of input to an engineering team that actually has an impact on the end result of a design. If a driver like that exists at all, there are only a few on the grid, and only a few on a 30 year time-scale.


#1504 ivand911

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 19:10

I think in Singapore we will see W04(covered as W03B) . This is why they stop developing since Monaco.

#1505 SR388

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 19:18

What do you mean? a special hand-grip on the steering wheel, with a fingerprint scanner? Or installed AI to help LH compute adequate responses to go proactive with with his future race engineer at last? If LH has a virtue as race driver, than it def is the ability to drive a wheelbarrow very close to F1 car standards. Engineers usually don't give a flying fxxx about the driver when they design a racing car. If they would, than EBD would never have happened. Also, I hardly think LH has the ability to give the type of input to an engineering team that actually has an impact on the end result of a design. If a driver like that exists at all, there are only a few on the grid, and only a few on a 30 year time-scale.



Wow, BS.


Schumi stated some of his initial struggles at Merc, was because the car wasn't developed to his liking. The engineers can design a car using a significant amount of the input of the drive.

#1506 Szoelloe

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 19:25

Wow, BS.


Schumi stated some of his initial struggles at Merc, was because the car wasn't developed to his liking. The engineers can design a car using a significant amount of the input of the drive.


Yeah, well, he is one of the few. Plus, his initial struggles were down to the EBD. His struggles were shared by half of the grid by the way. So if his struggles are gone(it seems they are), it is not down to his input. Returned BS on a weak serve.

Edited by Szoelloe, 06 September 2012 - 19:26.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 19:31

Surely, surely with the double DRS Mercedes should have a good weekend at Monza? Monza isn't known as a tyre eater so shouldn't be too big a disadvantage for the W03.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 19:41

Surely, surely with the double DRS Mercedes should have a good weekend at Monza? Monza isn't known as a tyre eater so shouldn't be too big a disadvantage for the W03.


'Surely' is a word that is not part of this year's F1 vocabulary. DDRS is only useful in qualy. From there, race pace rules. Still, Monza should suit the Merc, true. How many times have we been left out in the cold on tracks that should suit the W03?


#1509 black magic

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 23:03

relax - merc strategist will screw it up. maybe 1 stop again - especially given our good tyre wear

I would expect little difference to spa with the possiblity that 4 faster cars will not be removed at the first corner.

#1510 Sof1

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:22

NO upgrades for this race? Anyone heard/seen anything new?

#1511 ivand911

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:43

FW Cascades returned for Monza?? How that happen. Strange.

#1512 Augurk

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:58

FW Cascades returned for Monza?? How that happen. Strange.

Why don't they bring grandaddy back!?

#1513 Massa_f1

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:25

Looking ok this weekend so far. Fingers crossed!

#1514 Sof1

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:36

Looking ok this weekend so far. Fingers crossed!

Let's not jinx it! LOL

#1515 Massa

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:42

Schumacher said his rear tyres are dead

#1516 RedBaron

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:53

Schumacher said his rear tyres are dead



I'd worry more about that if this was FP3. They have time to ease the wear and the track to rubber in, it's only the first few laps on day 1 right now.

#1517 Massa

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:59

Yes, i'm agree with you.

I would love to see Schumacher on podium.

#1518 Pits

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:03

I would love to see Schumacher get pole here! :smoking:


#1519 Sakae

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:21

Michael was on fire this morning.

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#1520 Goron3

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:23

Michael was on fire this morning.


Yeah he's been mighty this season. Slightly worried about the gearbox though given how bad reliability has been for him this year :(

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:39

I am dreaming pole postion, race win, tifosis going crazy and an announcement he will add one year driving a ferrari car :D

Edited by 1Devil1, 07 September 2012 - 11:39.


#1522 Massa_f1

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:43

Yeah he's been mighty this season. Slightly worried about the gearbox though given how bad reliability has been for him this year :(



Pole down 6th again..... ???

#1523 Goron3

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:46

Pole down 6th again..... ???


I would prefer that to him getting pole and having to retire/nurse the car again :'(

#1524 Goron3

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:47

Pole down 6th again..... ???


I would prefer that to him getting pole and having to retire/nurse the car again :'(

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:26

I am dreaming pole postion, race win, tifosis going crazy and an announcement he will add one year driving a ferrari car :D

I think it's quite likely he gets a pole and then retires with gearbox or DRS failure. :( Only the news of him driving for Ferrari next season could make me forget that.

#1526 sharo

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:30

Well, the DRS failed already ...

#1527 ivand911

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:32

Nico has DRS air reattaching problem.

Edited by ivand911, 07 September 2012 - 12:32.


#1528 sharo

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:33

Nico has DRS air reattaching problem.

Flow with small wing preventing it to close?

#1529 rog

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:33

And Schumachers DRS failed completely.

#1530 ivand911

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:35

Flow with small wing preventing it to close?

F1PitRadio ‏@F1PitRadio
Rosberg experiencing same DRS failure as in FP1. Flap does not reset as quickly as it should


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#1531 Sof1

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 13:10

Merc seems to be doing good times on long runs. Hope!!!!

#1532 ivand911

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 13:36

Both drivers 1:25.4 with hard tyres.

#1533 Longtimefan

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 13:56

I'm worried about Schumis race gearbox. I really hope it holds out for the entire race.

*fingers crossed*

#1534 ivand911

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 14:09

I'm worried about Schumis race gearbox. I really hope it holds out for the entire race.

*fingers crossed*

Depend for how many races he need that gearbox.


#1535 Sakae

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 14:16

I am not sure of you have seen this...


Todt believes that fears that Mercedes could leave the sport have now been eased, with its team principal Ross Brawn also saying at Monza that he expected a deal to commit the German car manufacturer to F1 to now be imminent.

When asked about the possibility of Mercedes quitting, Todt said: "I don't think so. But we must do everything to keep it. Besides, it's just at the beginnings with being a global constructor."


http://uk.eurosport....-094205525.html


#1536 ali.unal

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 14:20

After all, not a disappointing practice session. Long run pace of both Mercs is very competitive.

#1537 Sakae

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 14:45

As long as we are marching forward on an upward trend, I am satisfied. The team needs to hear good news regarding next year, then regroup, reconcile, and move on!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 15:27

DRS issues aside, this is a promising start to the weekend for sure. Hopefully Michael and Nico can qualify well.

Edited by UPRC, 07 September 2012 - 15:27.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 15:31

Don't worry, no matter how good the car is, the pit wall will devise a way to screw up the race.


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#1540 finignig

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 16:54

Don't worry, no matter how good the car is, the pit wall will devise a way to screw up the race.


Sadly, thats the only thing they've been consistent at this season. You're more than likely right :(

#1541 Sakae

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:13

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#1542 FlashMaster

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 19:44

Don't worry, no matter how good the car is, the pit wall will devise a way to screw up the race.


Yup, the Honda-boys will always find a way to destroy Michael's race.

#1543 Schumacher7

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 19:58

:rotfl: At everyone in this thread trying to keep their hopes down while secretly inside they're thinking "This could be the one."

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:16

I am dreaming pole postion, race win, tifosis going crazy and an announcement he will add one year driving a ferrari car :D

Why would the tifosi go crazy over a Mercedes winning the race?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:19

Why would the tifosi go crazy over a Mercedes winning the race?

They still love Schumacher, I reckon if they had to choose a driver other than a Ferrari to win then they'd pick Schumi.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:28

Why would the tifosi go crazy over a Mercedes winning the race?


You know he won fifth titles at ferrari. in can be the case he has some friends in italy :lol:

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:29

They still love Schumacher, I reckon if they had to choose a driver other than a Ferrari to win then they'd pick Schumi.

With the championship like it is, that'd probably be ideal for me, too, but I definitely wont be going crazy over it. I was never a Schumacher fan, though.

#1548 anbeck

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 20:35

About the issue that has been mentioned earlier: concentrating on developing next year's car. There's no sense in doing that until they haven't found the reasons why this year's car doesn't work. Brawn's comments seem as if they have no clue, and there's no use in trying to remedy the problem's until you've understood them.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 21:10

:rotfl: At everyone in this thread trying to keep their hopes down while secretly inside they're thinking "This could be the one."


:lol:


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 22:39

They still love Schumacher, I reckon if they had to choose a driver other than a Ferrari to win then they'd pick Schumi.



Or Jean Alesi....

Alesi is still loved by Ferrari and Tifosi.

Alesi is probably one of the most beloved drivers from the tifosi.

Edited by George Costanza, 07 September 2012 - 22:40.