• Will Mercedes AMG Petronas improve on its second place Formula 1 finish from last year? Introducing the 2014 turbocharged W05 F1 race car

      Mercedes-Benz had its share of ups and downs last season in Formula 1. Mercedes had a great streak of qualifying results but had some trouble turning its qualifying pace into race pace. Regardless, a respectable second place finish ahead of Ferrari was achieved but Red Bull Racing easily finished in first place without any real challengers. Will that change in the 2014 season with the new 2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas W05 Silver Arrow in Red Bull Racing's way?


      The main change for the 2014 season is the introduction of a turbocharged powerplant. The naturally aspirated 2.4 liter V8 is replaced with a 1.6 liter turbocharged and direct injected V6. The motor is limited to 15,000 rpm and cars have a maximum fuel allotment of 100 kilograms per race. Additionally, the maximum fuel flow rate is limited to 100 kg/hour. The size of the turbocharger is not regulated. Another change is 8 forward gear ratios up from seven and the gearbox is required to last six race (up from five). Some pretty tough restrictions for the manufacturers to follow that will no doubt play a part in capping power output and not letting it get out of control as it did in the 80's.

      The Mercedes engine is known as the PU106A Hybrid.

      Specifications:


      Nico Rosberg and the $100 million dollar man Lewis Hamilton return to drive for the Mercedes team. This season should be very exciting and it will be interesting to see how the teams deal with all the changes. Let's hope for a competitive 2014 F1 season.

      Videos, pictures, and specs below.











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      1. bigb00st's Avatar
        bigb00st -
        Nico might but Hamilton will be too busy worrying about making himself look pretty.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigb00st Click here to enlarge
        Nico might but Hamilton will be too busy worrying about making himself look pretty.
        If he wants to impress he ladies he should just have a shirt made out of his bank statements.
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        Sticky -
        He was dating a Pussycat doll I believe. This one (she's not my type) :

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      1. Bozo954's Avatar
        Bozo954 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Mercedes-Benz had its share of ups and downs last season in Formula 1. Mercedes had a great streak of qualifying results but had some trouble turning its qualifying pace into race pace. Regardless, a respectable second place finish ahead of Ferrari was achieved but Red Bull Racing easily finished in first place without any real challengers. Will that change with the introduction of the new 2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas W05 Silver Arrow.
        Well, I sure hope so.................but it won't be easy, not that it ever is.

        And don't even get me started on the DTM. Way overdue in that series, too. Bruno Spengler (traitor!) leaves form BMW and wins a championship. Dammit! Oh well, Verena Wriedt interviews will have to do in the meantime. (Hot!)

        Anyway, back to F1. First you have Vettel to deal with. Nuff said.

        Then comes the psycho nut-case Ferrari combo of Raikkonen and Alonso, certainly top 5 drivers, arguably both top 3.

        If they can keep from causing bodily harm to each other, Ferrari will be one tough customer.

        Now, Sticky, if I may ask......any news on the rumors of:

        1) DTM collaborating with NASCAR and forming a US racing series - about 10 races, if memory serves correctly?
        2) DTM and Super GT racing together at each others' circuits?

        Or have I not been paying attention? Just curious, as NASCAR ovals aint good enough for this self-described redneck. Not enough road courses.

        (Well, kinda of a redneck, but not really. A strange looking one at best.)