#1 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by Kurski 08.01.2012 12:16


Zitat von Wolfie
And one more guy snatched from Ferrari


Brawn took Ferrari's tyre expert to Mercedes

Turun Sanomat 8.1.2012 11:53:11

Whereas Ferrari's technical manager Pat Fry knows the McLaren-staff and lures them to Maranello, Merc's team manager Ross Brawn has similar links to his former employer Ferrari.

The latest recruitment from Ferrari to Brackley factory is Ferrari's tyre expert Marco Fainello.

Brawn brought Fainello to Ferrari in 1996 from Fiat's research department and he became an important factor in the strategy department who first took care of relations to Bridgestone and last season to Pirelli.

Fainello's nickname ’A poor man's Newey’ describes how important he is.

Late summer they hired Aldo Costa to Mercedes but they will properly utilize his know-how in the car for season 2013.

Turun Sanomat


good purchase, because Ferrari does not need to Italian people. Mercedes GP has a total of five former Scuderia Ferrari people.

Marco Fainello F1 career:

1995-1997 : engineer in the race team > Ferrari (F1)
1997-2004 : head of vehicle dynamics, technical coordinator with the tyre supplier > Ferrari (F1)
2004-2011 : car performance development manager > Ferrari (F1)

#2 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by momo 20.02.2012 14:38


Mercedes GP Front wing F-Duct – How could this work
20 Feb

Heres an impression on how the Front Wing F-Duct of Mercedes could work …

http://f1enigma.wordpress.com/2012/02/2 ... this-work/

#3 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by YiNing 21.02.2012 00:38

Craig Scarborough @ScarbsF1

Mercedes W03 gallery, interesting sidepod cooling exits and front wing cascades http://www.f1today.nl/fotos/19621.html

#4 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by Sonny 21.02.2012 06:29

Wow! Does that rear end actually have a motor in it?! <img src=" title="blink" />

I'm shocked at how compact that rear end is. The "coke bottle" almost appears to have nothing but suspension in it! Can't wait to see how the W03 stacks up to the competition.

If it weren't for that damn nose.. that could be one of the best looking cars on the grid..

#5 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by Olga 21.02.2012 07:33


i would like to see all the cars in comparison.....front, top and side view....

#6 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by YiNing 24.02.2012 17:49

Mercedes hiding new double diffuser concept - reports

http://motorsport.nextgen-auto.com/Merc ... 37248.html

"It would be foolish to underestimate them"

Friday 24 February 2012 - 07h54, by GMM

The recently revealed ’W-duct’ aside, another technical secret has been discovered aboard Mercedes’ newly launched W03.

Rumours insist the German squad was the last to reveal and test its 2012 car because it boasts a few highly innovative ideas that could drive Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg to the middle of the podium.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that mechanics working for the Brackley based team are making more efforts than usual to hide the front and rear of the car, and erecting huge screens in front of the pits between test runs in Barcelona.

But a big secret is now out of the bag, and it’s located beneath the rear rain light and being described by insiders as "like a double diffuser".

Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport said the feature is believed to produce an effect similar to the one pioneered by Mercedes’ predecessor Brawn GP in 2009, which resulted in the championship for Jenson Button.

And according to Auto Motor und Sport, the concept differs to the banned double diffuser because the air is channelled through holes at the rear of the engine cover.

The concept, despite complying with the FIA’s blown diffuser clampdown, also reportedly involves the clever redirection of exhaust gases.

And yet another innovation on the Mercedes could be a passive ’F-duct’-style addition to the car’s new rear wing, working alongside the ’DRS’ system.

When asked about the ’ducts’, Rosberg and Schumacher played it coy: "What’s that?" Rosberg answered, while Schumacher joked that it sounds like something that should go "quack!"

"They are a good team," Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Sky when asked about Mercedes.

"They have some good people so it would be foolish to underestimate them."

Meanwhile, TZ newspaper in Germany reports that the FIA could be set to clamp down even harder in the area of exhaust blowing.

There are rumours Renault and Mercedes-powered teams are still using clever engine mapping techniques for aerodynamic effect.

#7 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by Kurski 27.05.2012 16:37


Mercedes GP new aerodynamicist is Mike Elliott.

#8 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by Kurski 31.07.2012 13:19


http://www.f1sa.com/index.php?option=co ... Itemid=157

Technical staff reshuffle at Mercedes AMG Brackley Formula 1 team headquarters

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 09:29

Mercedes-Benz has started a process of restructuring its Formula One technical team, Italy's Autosprint reports.

The report said the Brackley based team's aerodynamics chief John Owen is moving up to be technical director.

Owen's role is being filled by a new signing, Mike Elliot, who has joined from Lotus F1.

Autosprint wonders, however, "What will happen with the trio (Aldo) Costa, (Geoff) Willis and (Bob) Bell?"

At last count, the well known trio held high ranking technical roles at the car maker owned squad.

Autosprint said Mercedes could be scaling down.

#9 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by Sonny 31.07.2012 14:38

Mercedes stole an Aero guy from Lotus?! <img src=" title="tap" />

K: do you think this means Mercedes does not have the money for the engineers?

#10 RE: Mercedes GP F1 Team by Kurski 31.12.2012 13:10


The brand new Mercedes W04 chassis is 100% Aldo Costa's work. They will have a new ultracompact gearbox to improve rear aero efficiency.

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