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#1 RedBaron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:22

The launch isn't just yet but Mercedes just tweeted a sneak peak via their website.

 

:eek:

 

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Those lines look a little neon, I thought neon was McLaren's thing?

 

Are they glow in the dark?

 

https://www.mercedes...w08-sneak-peek/


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#2 Marklar

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:24

They really need to reveal that one secret: How are they doing a quick car AND a decent nose?

#3 GoldenColt

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:24

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#4 OO7

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:29

You beat me to it RedBaron. :D


Edited by OO7, 22 February 2017 - 08:29.


#5 RedBaron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:34

They really need to reveal that one secret: How are they doing a quick car AND a decent nose?

 

Fourth year in a row too.

 

You beat me to it RedBaron. :D

 

We were both slow, they tweeted it over 30 mins ago!

 

I had to double check the forum before I posted, I was positive Marklar would have got there first  :p

 

Edit: RECKLESS beat us both, he posted them in another topic at 8.15. These photos definitely warrant the Mercedes W08 having it's own thread now though.


Edited by RedBaron, 22 February 2017 - 08:42.


#6 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:35

I am pleased it has not got the stub nose or the shark fin...! :up:



#7 OO7

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:35

Yeah, Marklar's been slipping.  He needs to up his game in a hurry. :lol:



#8 OO7

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:38

So Williams, Renault and Mercedes all appear to have an aggressive cut out to the top middle to rear parts of their side pods.



#9 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:41

They really need to reveal that one secret: How are they doing a quick car AND a decent nose?

Having some pride in the way there car looks?



#10 OO7

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:42

Yep.  It doesn't appear to have a shark fin, but I'll reserve full judgement for tomorrow.  I hope they retain their 2016 fin style, rather than the Williams option or even worst, the full 'glory' that is the Sauber and Renault shark fin designs.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:43

I WAS FIRST IN ANOTHER THREAD.

Thank you. :D

#12 OO7

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:44

The early W06 had the best nose of the last 8 years.



#13 RedBaron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:49

I definitely think those lines are the livery and not lighting.

 

They don't cut through sponsor branding like lighting would and the images were tweeted along a message referring to the colours

 

A flash of silver…
A splash of @Petronas green…
A dash of… blue?
 
It’s coming… #cantW08

 

Similar to (but from these sneak peaks much cooler) Jaguar's Formula E livery.

 

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Edited by RedBaron, 22 February 2017 - 08:50.


#14 muramasa

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:51

 

WCC&WDC 2017 confirmed



#15 RedBaron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:52

WCC&WDC 2017 confirmed

 

Aka 'Looks fast!'



#16 Lennat

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:54

The pics don't show the level of rake. Don't overreact!


Edited by Lennat, 22 February 2017 - 08:54.


#17 stewie

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:54

Nose looks great!

#18 Marklar

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:54

I had to double check the forum before I posted, I was positive Marklar would have got there first :p

Yeah, Marklar's been slipping. He needs to up his game in a hurry. :lol:

I wanted to give one of you guys the honour :p

Edit: actually checking the time I was driving. Lame excuse, Marklar...

Edited by Marklar, 22 February 2017 - 08:55.


#19 Owen

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:56

The blue is a new thing isn't it?



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#20 RedBaron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:02

The blue is a new thing isn't it?

 

Yeh there hasn't been blue on the cars before, except when they run wets!

 

I wonder if the blue is a nod to hybrid? That seems to be an electric/hybrid colour car companies use.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:09


Why Merc can have that nose...

Using wing pylon aggressively as aero components like making it as wide as possible, as tall as possible (connect to upper part of nose), which is how thumb nose is formed, also as long as possible to extend backward is easier and cheaper way for getting the aero benefit, but comes with drag / air resistance handicap.
Why Merc can do it with simpler nose and minimum wing pylon is because their aero is so advanced, they are getting same or more aero benefit with less drag. Their front end aero (from nose, under nose to splitter) is much superior.



#22 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:11

Why Merc can have that nose...

Using wing pylon aggressively as aero components like making it as wide as possible, as tall as possible (connect to upper part of nose), which is how thumb nose is formed, also as long as possible to extend backward is easier and cheaper way for getting the aero benefit, but comes with drag / air resistance handicap.
Why Merc can do it with simpler nose and minimum wing pylon is because their aero is so advanced, they are getting same or more aero benefit with less drag. Their front end aero (from nose, under nose to splitter) is much superior.

 

Is that where they have spent there Research and Development time? Hard to achieve but once they are there it is worth it?



#23 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:12

You can just sense this car will be epic. Looking forward to this launch that's for sure!

#24 Jvr

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:16

Let's remember Lewis told it looks like a boat and not get too exited just yet...  :p

 

Those blue and green lines are due to lights been shone on the car, I do not believe they are the actual colour.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:17

They really need to reveal that one secret: How are they doing a quick car AND a decent nose?

By having a monster of an engine that can overcome the aero-deficit of the nice nose.



#26 muramasa

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:18

 

the amount of squeeze at the point of E mark or S of Petronas logo already looks insane



#27 Jovanotti

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:18

Erm, sorry to spoil the fun, but doesn't that just look like lighting on an otherwise standard grey car?

Edited by Jovanotti, 22 February 2017 - 09:19.


#28 Marklar

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:20

By having a monster of an engine that can overcome the aero-deficit of the nice nose.

I doubt that. No team would do that. Regardless how big their advantage is.

Re Shark fins: Mercedes was the team nost likely to have one. It would be funny if they dont...

#29 andrewf1

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:20

Merc have their dignity and decency. Would have actually been surprising to see a penis nose now after 3 years of refining the design. Well done to them.



#30 Graveltrappen

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:22

Looks fast

#31 Dabash

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:22

Ohh my God, the tyres!!!



#32 Talisker

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:26

peeks



#33 OO7

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:26

I doubt that. No team would do that. Regardless how big their advantage is.

Re Shark fins: Mercedes was the team nost likely to have one. It would be funny if they dont...

Even after the launch tomorrow I won't be counting my chickens just yet.  If thee car doesn't have a shark fin tomorrow, the team could still introduce one in time for the Australian GP.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:28

Let's remember Lewis told it looks like a boat and not get too exited just yet...  :p

 

Those blue and green lines are due to lights been shone on the car, I do not believe they are the actual colour.

 

Wouldn't the lights be reflecting over the sponsor logos instead for seemingly going under them?


Edited by PAGATRON, 22 February 2017 - 09:28.


#35 Dabash

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:29

Even after the launch tomorrow I won't be counting my chickens just yet.  If thee car doesn't have a shark fin tomorrow, the team could still introduce one in time for the Australian GP.

 

Sorry novice here but what are the core benefits of the "Sharkfin" ?



#36 RedBaron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:32

Erm, sorry to spoil the fun, but doesn't that just look like lighting on an otherwise standard grey car?

 

Those blue and green lines are due to lights been shone on the car, I do not believe they are the actual colour.

 

Check the photos again, if they are lights then why don't they shine onto suspension or shine over sponsor logos?



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:33

sexy

#38 Clrnc

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:36

Looks like they dont have shark fin as well. 

 

Some amazing colors there. 



#39 OO7

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:37

Sorry novice here but what are the core benefits of the "Sharkfin" ?

I believe it is there to provide yaw stability while the car is cornering.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:40

ZOOMG, no cock nose! If this car can be sans-sharkfin Merc would have smashed the design out of the park for 4 years in a row. I have a feeling their aerodynamicist is also an aesthete and has a smidgen of self respect!

 

In honour of the designer, I christen this car, great grandson-of-Kraken, HYDRA!

 

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#41 CountDooku

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:40

Sorry novice here but what are the core benefits of the "Sharkfin" ?

 

Maximum annoyance of fans.



#42 Jerem

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:42

The Kraken doesn't need a shark fin.



#43 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:43

It looks quick ... 



#44 FullThrottleF1

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:49

Hail Hydra

#45 Marklar

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:49

Sorry novice here but what are the core benefits of the "Sharkfin" ?

With the lower rear wings more turbolences are expected. This can be either prevented by a shark fin or a lot rake, which is why Mercedes was expected to have one while teams like Red Bull not.

Edited by Marklar, 22 February 2017 - 09:50.


#46 Dabash

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:50

Will wait till master OB1Newey and the young apprentice Prodromou reveal their RB13 & MCL32 before saying the W08 is the best looking car.

 

But so far so good even if its just a teaser


Edited by Dabash, 22 February 2017 - 09:51.


#47 medeni73

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:55

Feel kind of sorry for Force India cos obviously Merc stole the thunder for today...



#48 RedBaron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:59

Feel kind of sorry for Force India cos obviously Merc stole the thunder for today...

 

Maybe it's pay back for not giving them Ocon  :p



#49 David Lightman

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:03

Again they prove you can have a decent nose with these regs.

#50 dau

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:08

Wouldn't the lights be reflecting over the sponsor logos instead for seemingly going under them?

Not if the sponsor logos were just matte stickers for better visibility. I don't think they were in the past, though.