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Author Topic: Mercedes planning a longer wheelbase  (Read 2835 times)

Offline Scott

Mercedes planning a longer wheelbase
« on: April 14, 2010, 07:17:38 PM »
http://en.espnf1.com/mercedes/motorsport/story/14312.html

Must be nice to be spending Mercedes money now that Ross has finished spending Ferrari's.   ;)


The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Mercedes planning a longer wheelbase
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 07:45:51 PM »
And Honda's! :D

Lonny
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Offline Jericoke

Re: Mercedes planning a longer wheelbase
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 08:24:06 PM »
That explains everything:  MS is used to riding around in limos!   :tease:

Offline John S

Re: Mercedes planning a longer wheelbase
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 08:56:05 PM »

I seem to remember noticing when the 2010 cars were unveiled that the Brawn, oops sorry Mercedes, W01 overall length is shorter than most of the competition. Seems they may have tried to be just a bit too clever fitting the extra fuel cell and weight into the package at the expense of the balance which has affected performance.

I wonder if the thinner front tyres have led them slightly in the wrong direction as they thought it would push the biase to the rear more than has happened? It's easy though to see why they don't want to waste resources if this new longer spec fails to deliver, the fixed homologated chassis means a wrong direction at the start of the season can cost you dear and not just in money terms. 

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Offline Scott

Re: Mercedes planning a longer wheelbase
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 09:23:11 PM »
Wow John, do you really think so?  It is hard to imagine that Brawn would make such a massive mistake (at least his fuel tanks are big enough  ;)  ).  What you say makes sense though.   :good:
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Mercedes planning a longer wheelbase
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 01:30:27 AM »
Remember when a team could field a completely new car anytime they wanted? :confused:

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