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

Transmission

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

Dimensions

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

Engine

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)

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