Presentation of new cars Mercedes F1 W05
Tuesday morning in Jerez was tense. The team prepared the first day of the tests" class="posttag">tests, before the start of which was to spend four presentations. The first presented a new car in the Mercedes - 8.10 local time Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg pulled down the protective cover from F1 W05.
The ceremony was short and modest - after the introductory words of the photo-session and the team returned to work - today, the new machine will debut on the track, and for the interview to the press-service will bring together journalists in the evening.
After a few not too attractive nose cones submitted by other teams, many interested solution Mercedes, and the expectations -160 looks very nice, but the commands are not talking about the beauty of this year, they have a very ambitious sports purposes.
Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes Motorsport «it is Always interesting to pull the veil with the new machines, especially before such an important season. The new machine is the result of a purposeful complex interaction between teams of engineers. I am grateful to all the employees of our base in Brackley, those who work in , our key partner Petronas for the effort to create a new machine and turbo. This is the result of several years of hard work, but we know that everything is just beginning.
Ahead of a busy program of winter tests" class="posttag">tests and a long season, which is very important reliability and good speed. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are hungry for success and I am sure this will be another strong point of our team. We have a positive mood after the end of the previous season on the second line in the Cup of designers. We will continue to create a team and we hope for success in each Grand Prix.
Paddy Lowe, Executive technical Director «If we talk about the technical and racing, Formula 1 comes a very interesting time. We are introducing technologies, new not only for Motorsport, but for the whole of the automobile world. The main motive - improving the efficiency, and the fact that we will use in racing hybrid systems and only 100 kg of fuel to get from start to finish, is eloquent testimony to the technological capabilities of Formula 1.
But also we demonstrate technologies that can develop Mercedes-Benz, competing with the other teams - it is also about the chassis, and the new power pack. The whole team did a great job doing this project. As always, we achieved our goals, but to really understand what we have achieved only when the work will begin on the highway. The new machine is elegant, but aggressive design, and, as often happens, her beauty is not limited to exterior in engineering stuffing W05 embodied innovative technical solutions.
Lewis Hamilton «it Was interesting to observe the appearance of the car and its tyres last week at Silverstone. Looks great machine, very aggressively, and inside contains many interesting solutions. I'm excited for the opportunity to feel a new power unit, to hear its sound from the cockpit and compare our results with those of what has been achieved rivals. Expect a season with the highest number of variables in my whole career, which further adds interest.
Ahead of my second season with Mercedes, now I feel a full member of the team, in the past year we have an excellent relationship, but now we again have to learn a lot. On machines 2014 used a variety of new solutions, we need to collect a large amount of information to determine the factors that really matter, adjust the style of piloting and change the approach to the development of racing strategy is a very serious challenge.
Winter vacation this year turned out to be very short. Christmas and new year holidays I spent in the mountains, devoting time, training, and even put a turbo on your snowmobile to get used to the sensations.
I am glad to see in your car number 44 - I picked it back in karts, because in room road machine father was this figure. Then I became the champion of great Britain, since this is our family number. Keeping your fingers crossed, hope it will bring me luck».
Nico Rosberg «After a short first run, held last Friday at Silverstone, I'm excited for the opportunity to fully evaluate the capabilities of the vehicle. Given the emergence of many new technologies, the year will be difficult, but it will help make our sport is really modern. Efficient use of fuel, the use of hybrid technology is a step in the right direction, which will make the race more interesting.
After test completion Pirelli, which took place in December last year in rain" class="posttag">Bahrain, I'm just a month and got behind the wheel, and it's great - I can immediately continue. Before the start of the season we are going to have three series of tests" class="posttag">tests, time is limited - to perform a large amount of work to prepare for the start of the championship and verify the reliability of the machine. I feel that we are in good shape, but all are expecting a difficult period and I was lucky because of me this great team. I am sure that we have coped well with their work.
This year I have developed a new helmet design, and I will appear on the machine with the number 6. In winter, father wrote me a letter said that he was number six - happy, but I am not convinced. Then my fiancee has told, that she is a lucky number, and after I remembered that in 2002, he was a champion Formula BMW on the machine with the number 6. I hope this will help me».
Monocoque Shaped carbon-fiber and porous composite materials
Housing engine Cover, side pontoons, the bottom, the nose fairing, front and rear wings of carbon fiber
Cockpit anatomic Removable seat rider carbon fiber belts Sabelt, HANS system
Security structures the capsule security, integrated with shock-proof design and panels, to prevent punctures, front security structure prescribed by the regulations of shockproof nodes, absorbing energy during side collisions, integrated rear safety structure, front and rear elements that prevent damages, when the car overturning.
Front suspension Carbon triangle lever and pusher, interacting with torsion springs and
Rear suspension Carbon triangle lever and pull interacting with torsion springs and
Wheels Advanti, forged magnesium alloy
Brake system Carbon disk and pads, on the principle of electronic brake-by-wire
Brake calipers Brembo
Steering rack type type
Steering wheel the Design of carbon fiber
Electronics Certified FIA standard electronic control unit and electrical system
Dash panel McLaren Electronic Systems
Fuel system ATL, Kevlar reinforced rubber fuel tank
Lubricants and technical liquids Petronas
Transmission 8-speed, with one rear transmission, a carbon fiber body
Management of the CPT , semi-automatic, hydraulic
Clutch the Drive from the Carboniferous
Length 4800 mm
Width of 1800 mm
Height 950 mm
Total weight 691 kg
Type Mercedes-Benz Hybrid PU106A
Minimum weight 145 kg
Every racer gets five power plants on season
Internal combustion engine
Working space 1.6 l
Number of cylinders 6
Camber angle of cylinders 90 degrees
Number of valves 24
Maximum speed of crankshaft rotation 15000 rpm
Maximum fuel consumption 100 kg/hour at speeds exceeding 10500 rpm
Fuel system direct injection under pressure of 500 bar, one injector per cylinder
Turbocharger single-stage compressor and the turbine operating on the exhaust gases, with a drive from a single shaft
Maximum speed of rotation of the turbine 125000 rpm
System of energy recovery ERS
ERS Integrated hybrid system with energy recovery on the basis of the motor-generators
Battery Lithium ion battery, weight of 20 - 25 kg
Energy battery 4 MJ in a round
Power MGU-K 120 kW
The maximum speed MGU-K 50000 rpm
The maximum energy, MGU-K on the same lap 2 MJ
The maximum energy of the given MGU-K on the same lap 4 MJ 33,3 sec full power
The maximum speed of the heat generator MGU-H 125000 rpm
Maximum power MGU-H not restricted
The maximum energy, MGU-K on the same lap not restricted
The maximum energy of the given MGU-K on the same lap not restricted