• Will it be 7 straight championships for Mercedes-AMG? 2020 Formula 1 W11 race car revealed

      Mercedes-AMG dominates Formula 1. This simply the truth with the past sixt Constructors Championships all going to Mercedes-AMG. This ties a record by Ferrari and seven straight would set a new record which no doubt Ferrari wants to stop at all costs.

      Ferrari is the all time winningest constructor by Mercedes-AMG has the highest win percentage for races started all time. They are elevating themselves rapidly to elite levels.

      The 2020 season is expected to be competitive and everyone knows history is at stake.

      “2020 will be particularly challenging because there will be teams that will put a lot of focus on 2020 and there will be teams that will start to shift their resources into 2021,” said Toto Wolff.

      “Getting that balance right will very important, but that’s not an easy thing to do. Our ambition is clear: we want to be competitive in both 2020 and 2021. That is a great challenge, but the greater the challenge, the more we like it.”
      Mercedes-AMG knows the target is on their backs.

      So what is new?

      The Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance is an evolution of last year’s contender – the car that won Mercedes its historic sixth consecutive double championship.

      The team has looked at a myriad of areas to improve the car and has changed the vast majority of the over 10,000 parts of the car to extract more performance. The Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance is expected to become the fastest Mercedes race car ever built.

      “The regulations stayed largely the same for the new year, so for us it was all about trying to make sure that we don’t run out of development steam on a package that worked pretty well for us last year,” said James.

      “We wanted to change aspects of the concept of the car – aspects that would be completely impossible to change within a season – to give us a more fertile platform for the new season. We tried to make a few well-chosen architectural changes to keep the development slope strong even though the regulations are now a little bit longer in the tooth.”

      In addition to many detail changes and smaller improvements, the team has introduced three larger changes – one at the front, one at the middle and one at the back of the car.

      “At the front we have accepted more structural complexity around the uprights and wheel rims in order to provide a higher performance assembly overall,” said James. “In the middle of the car we have followed the pitlane trend by moving our upper side impact tube to the lower position and banking the aerodynamic gain that comes with this layout.
      “At the rear of the car we have gone for an adventurous suspension layout in order to free up aerodynamic development opportunity. All three investments were improvements in their own right, but their real effect is to mobilize a raft of secondary aerodynamic gains both during the winter and, we hope, across the season to come.”
      The season starts March 15, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

      Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance - Technical Specification


      Monocoque: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure
      Bodywork: Carbon fibre composite including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing
      Cockpit: Removable driver's seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, OMP six-point driver safety harness, HANS system
      Safety Structures: Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact-resistant construction and penetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures, integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures, titanium driver protection structure (halo)
      Front Suspension: Carbon fibre wishbone and pushrod-activated torsion springs and rockers
      Rear Suspension: Carbon fibre wishbone and pullrod-activated inboard springs & dampers
      Wheels: OZ forged magnesium
      Tyres: Pirelli
      Brake System: Carbone Industries Carbon / Carbon discs and pads with rear brake-by-wire
      Brake Calipers: Brembo
      Steering: Power-assisted rack and pinion
      Steering Wheel: Carbon fibre construction
      Electronics: FIA standard ECU and FIA homologated electronic and electrical system
      Instrumentation: McLaren Electronic Systems (MES)
      Fuel System: ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder
      Lubricants & Fluids: PETRONAS Tutela


      Gearbox: Eight speed forward, one reverse unit with carbon fibre maincase
      Gear Selection: Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation
      Clutch: Carbon plate


      Overall Length: Over 5000mm
      Overall Width: 2000mm
      Overall Height: 950mm
      Overall Weight: 746kg

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