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107SS2009

July 08, 2014 1:12 PM

F1 » Wolff concerned by Mercedes reliability


Continued, two types of intercoolers are being used, air-to-air and air-to-liquid-to-air, the air-to-air intercooler is very effective BUT only when placed in the air steam, which in F1 means added drag, the air-to-liquid-to-air intercooler can be placed anywhere out of the air stream as it is piped into the ICE radiator cooling system, as I said FERRARI’s is placed right in the vee of the block, while Mercedes places theirs recessed inside the fuel tank.

107SS2009

July 08, 2014 12:42 PM

F1 » Wolff concerned by Mercedes reliability


Mrfill, the 2014 PU homologation process covers (among other things) the ICE, TURBO, MGU-H, and MGU-K meaning that the ICE complete with these three components is identical to all teams being supplied, on the FERRARI it must be added the intercooler which is build-in the vee of the block, the differences will be how its used to package other items such as radiators, intercoolers and their associated piping, the bolting of the PU to the chassis bulkhead and the transmission to the PU is standard for all (rules), regardless of all said above there will be huge differences in car performance as a result of packaging and mapping and even differences in reliability.

107SS2009

July 07, 2014 6:16 PM

F1 » Wolff concerned by Mercedes reliability


As I said on many an occasion on here, unless Mercedes runs into reliability problem there is no chance of anybody on the grid troubling them this season. Re the PU preparations for next season Mercedes is at an advantage because it need only concentrate on improving their present advantage within the rules, while those same rules will be limiting a factor on what FERRARI and Renault can do to catch-up/bridge the gap to Mercedes.

107SS2009

July 07, 2014 8:50 PM

F1 » Wolff concerned by Mercedes reliability


There is plenty of goings on in F1 that is or seems to be escaping the media attention. I came upon the following. Ten new engineers have started working at Maranello, they include three engine expert from Mercedes and four people from RBR, three in the aero department and one a simulation expert, FERRARI looks like they are going all out for a structure like Mercedes have. Hugo Boss sponsor is said to have changed teams, from mclaren to Mercedes.

107SS2009

July 07, 2014 6:46 PM

F1 » Wolff concerned by Mercedes reliability


From the very start of winter testing it was evident that Mercedes produced the best PU, the advantage they showed was such that it was not possible for the other two to bridge the gap in the time frame up to homologation of the PU’S, that in itself helped Mercedes keep their advantage, thereafter the rules as are made sure that Mercedes will keep that advantage for the rest of the season, as for the 2015 season the rules will permit only a limited latitude for the other two to bridge the gap to Mercedes. Although Mercedes should be applauded for the PU they produced for the new rules, these same rules are now making a mockery of what should be a competitive and just sports.


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