Mercedes AMG Petronas unveils new F1 W05

Article by Anita Panait, on February 7, 2014

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team has unveiled the F1 W05 race car that it will field for this year’s Formula One season. Gracing the unveiling of the F1 W05 at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain are drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. The first Silver Arrow to hit the track since 1954 is designed from the ground up as an integrated project between the Mercedes-Benz teams at Brackley and Brixworth.

It marks 120 years of Motorsport and the 80 years of the Silver Arrows. With significant changes in regulations taking effect this 2014 Formula One season, the F1 W05 has been designed to strictly comply with them.

The initial engineering conversations, dating back to late 2010, between the Brackley and Brixworth teams center on both the regulations and potential solutions.

When the rules for the new V6 Hybrid Power Unit were officially published in mid-2011, Mercedes-Benz has been determined to maximize overall car performance.

This resulted in the development of the new F1 W05 that is run by the PU106A Hybrid Power Unit. Both are designed to meet the challenge of a change in the philosophy of Formula One.

Organizers have introduced new regulations that allow only 100 kg of fuel per race as well as a maximum fuel flow rate of 100 kg/hour.

These have led the sport’s engineers to aim to deliver fuel performance with innovative new technologies that could achieve an efficiency gain of over 30 percent. This means that the F1 W05 is developed to deliver over one third more performance from every unit of fuel consumed. [source: Daimler]

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