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Paddock rumours suggest that Mercedes users could enter the 2014 F1 season with a significant power advantage over their rivals.

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richard

August 15, 2013 11:52 AM

well, it is the silly season, isn't it? I doubt that any person has details of exactly how much power any of the engines are producing, so there is no way that merc could say they have 100bhp more than Renault, or Ferrari. apart from that, with restrictions on fuel flow, boost, revs etc, there is little way in which merc could have a 15% advantage.
when the season starts next march, expect all engines to be within 10 bhp of each other.

Taipan

August 15, 2013 12:02 PM

Completely agree Richard, no chance of anyone having that sort of advantage. Anyone with a 3 to 5% advantage will be doing well.

Unless PCXmerc has signed up for Mercedes and he's managed to change the laws of physics!

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

August 15, 2013 1:04 PM

No idea why the first two comments have more disagrees - there is no way someone is going to have 100hp extra with no drawbacks, Renault and Ferrari aren't 'that' stupid.

Maybe they need a bigger rear tyre because their cars like chewing up the current ones?!

richard

August 15, 2013 1:10 PM

ty. you could have made your answer simpler. the word "shoveit" would have been enough.

I wonder what pcxmerc will make of this, it seems as if merc have found a way to make their engine so efficient that it can produce 15% more power from the same amount of fuel!! maybe they are ditching the turbo?

Taipan

August 15, 2013 1:11 PM

Yesyes, There's a simple explanation to the disagrees, anyone suggesting that Mercedes will not have a huge advantage next season will upset the fanboys no end.

Just to keep them happy, The Merc engine will probably be producing 1300bhp next season and returning 55mpg, good chance that they'll have won both championships by Monaco!

Matt2

August 15, 2013 1:13 PM

This has to be one of the stupiest rumor- ever.

"Mercedez asked wider rear tyre so they must have 100 hp more than Renault and Ferrari"... God good, maeby there is reasonable explanation like **** load of more torque from turbo engines than the V8 we have today...

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