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Mercedes GP W02: technical specifications

Technical blurb for the Mercedes GP W02, which will be piloted in F1 2011 by Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.

Complete technical lowdown on the Mercedes Grand Prix W02, officially launched today at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia in Spain.

Mercedes GP W02 Chassis

Construction: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension: Wishbone and pushrod activated torsion springs and rockers
Dampers: Penske
Wheels: BBS forged magnesium
Tyres: Pirelli
Brakes: Brembo calipers
Brake discs/pads: Carbon/Carbon
Steering Power: assisted rack and pinion
Steering wheel: Carbon fibre construction
Electronics: FIA standard ECU and FIA homologated electronic and electrical system


Gearbox: Seven speed unit with cast aluminium maincase
Gear selection: Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation
Clutch: Carbon plate


Overall length: 4800mm
Overall height: 950mm
Overall width: 1800mm


Type: Mercedes-Benz FO108Y
Capacity: 2.4 litres
Cylinders: 8
Maximum: rpm 18,000 (maximum FIA regulation)
Bank angle: 90°
Piston bore: 98mm (maximum FIA regulation)
Number of valves: 32
Weight: 95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight)


Related Pictures

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Ross Brawn, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg pose with the new Mercedes GP W02. Valencia [Pic credit: Mercedes]
Nico Rosberg completes his first laps in the new Mercedes GP W02. Valencia [Pic credit: Mercedes]
Sneak preview of Mercedes Grand Prix`s 2011 F1 challenger

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