Sunday, 1 February 2015

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team present the W06

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team launched their 2015 challenger, the W06 which they hope will enable them to defend their championships. The Brackley based outfit completely dominated the 2014 Formula One season with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finishing 1-2 in the championship while Mercedes won the Constructors championship.

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

Sunday marked the start of the winter test programme and Nico Rosberg is in action for the Brackley based outfit and set the early pace this morning with a 1m 23.106s having completed 80 laps of the Jerez circuit.

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

Technical specification:


Monocoque: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb
Composite structure

Bodywork: Carbon fibre composite including engine
cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing
and rear wing

Cockpit: Removable driver's seat made of
anatomically formed carbon composite,
Sabelt six-point driver safety harness,
HANS system

Safety Structures: Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact
resistant construction and penetration
panels, front impact structure, prescribed
side impact structures, integrated rear
impact structure, front and rear roll

Front Suspension: Carbon fibre wishbone and pushrod
activated torsion springs and rockers

Rear Suspension: Carbon fibre wishbone and pullrod
activated torsion springs and rockers

Wheels: Wheels: Advanti forged magnesium

Tyres: Pirelli

Brake System: Carbon / carbon discs and pads with
rear brake-by-wire

Brake Calipers: Brembo

Steering: Power assisted rack and pinion
Steering Wheel: Carbon-fibre construction

Electronics: FIA standard ECU and FIA homologated electronic and electrical system

Instrumentation: McLaren Electronic Systems (MES)

Fuel System: ATL Kelvar- reinforced rubber bladder

Lubricants and Fluids: PETRONAS Tutela

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)


Gearbox: Eight speed forward, one reserve unit with carbon fibre main case.

Gear selection: Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation

Clutch: Carbon plate


Overall Length 5000mm
Overall Width 1800mm
Overall Height 950mm
Overall Weight 702kg

© Ben Johnston 2015

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