F1 » Lauda: Mercedes constantly learning with new engine

Mercedes continues to tread the fine line between performance and reliablity as it develops its new F1 2014 engine ahead of the opening group test this month.

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January 04, 2014 1:55 AM

Hey guys. If the first test is scheduled for 28th January, when the new cars will be unveiled? I didn't red any date from any team. As for Horner trying to postpone the first test, he said that Adrian Newey is not renowned for desingning the full car ahead of time. So that's nothing new, I don't think that Red Bull will have much more problems than its rivals.


January 04, 2014 9:13 AM

I haven't seen/read any launch dates yet.
As to RBR hinting at not being ready, why should they be listened too, its up to the teams to meet set-out dates and not for the FIA to postpone dates because a team might not be ready.

Heaven: Where the cooks are French, the police are British, the lovers are Greek, the mechanics are German, and it is all organized by the Swiss.
Hell: Where the cooks are British, the police are German, the lovers are Swiss, the mechanics are French, and it is all organized by the Greeks.


January 04, 2014 12:09 PM

Every team will be learning regards the new turbo, combustion,ERS powertrain system . Not until Jerez will we have any idea to who is on the ball or who is behind in development, I can see one of the midfield teams getting right and having early success, that would be good.


January 04, 2014 12:39 PM

In my opinion excluding RBR who are declared as the official partners to Renault as a power unit supplier the teams being supplied by the new complicated power units will be at a disadvantage to the teams that manufacture their own power units and this regardless of the status/standings of any team that are being supplied with these complicated power units as there is no way they will understand their complexity as the ones that manufacture them, this time it is totally different from the previous supply of engine, the information the power units manufacturers will be willing to supply with the new power units will be more limited than previously was the case.

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