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 Post subject: Mercedes GP W01 - Aero and mech dev in 2010
PostPosted: 08 May 2010, 17:00  
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The W01 at Bahrain featured many revisions at front wing compared to the one used during Winter testing .The changes that took place are the following :
1.The inner additional winglet’s endplate is now smaller
2.The inner second plane profile has a deep cut . This cut reduces the overall plane surface and the generated downforce
3.A tab is added at the second plane extremities to add downforce and counter face the downforce loss by the reduction of the second plane’s surface .
4.The central zone is now stepped higher than the main profile level
5. The curvy entry channel under the wing profile , at the endplates bottom edge , is slightly enlarged to increase further the quantity of air passing under the wing


1.The nose cone winglets were moved lower on the nose tip
2.The side nose spoilers are now absent
3.The nose cone tip hole is now enlarged to improve nose housed electronics .
4.Spoilers are added
5.Nose fins are added


The Mercedes wing’s stalling systems is much simpler than that of the Mc laren’s and Sauber’s and it is feeded with air entering two small inlets on the main plane . On the contrary at Mc Laren and Sauber case the wing is connected to the engine cover’s shark fin and is feeded with air from a small tube inside the shark fin . As the team first anounced , the final and complete version of the system is likely to debut at Catalunya , but a later anouncement made it clear that the full version is not ready and it will debut at Turkey as there is no need in having it on short Monaco straights .


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