The Mercedes W08 EQ Power+

The Mercedes W08 EQ Power+

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport presented its contender for the 2017 Formula One season,  the new F1 W08 EQ Power+.

The all-new F1 W08 EQ Power+ has been designed to maximize the performance opportunities offered by radically different aerodynamic regulations for the 2017 season which will probably see the new cars become the quickest in the history of the sport – while leaving sufficient scope for an in-season development rate expected to be among the fastest ever in Formula One.

The M08 EQ Power+ is the fourth iteration of the Turbo Hybrid generation of Power Units and has been conceived to withstand significantly increased physical loads and a more severe duty cycle under the new rules, while also maximizing potential performance developments.

New car livery includes electric blue visual signature to denote Hybrid powertrain

“Excitement is the dominant feeling in the team right now” - Toto Wolff.

“It’s inspiring how everybody in the team is pushing harder than ever” - Lewis Hamilton.

“I feel well prepared in such a short time – but the learning curve is still steep” - Valtteri Bottas:

Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 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, OMP 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 structures 
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: OZ forged magnesium 
Tyres: Pirelli
Brake System: Carbone Industrie 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 Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder 
Lubricants & Fluids: PETRONAS Tutela
Gearbox: Eight speed forward, one reverse unit with carbon fibre maincase 
Gear Selection: Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation 
Clutch: Carbon plate 
Overall Length: Over 5000mm 
Overall Width: 2000mm
Overall Height: 950mm 
Overall Weight: 728kg
Power Unit Specification
Type: Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+
Minimum Weight: 145 kg 
Power Unit Allocation: Four Power Units per driver per season 
Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
Capacity: 1.6 litres 
Cylinders: Six 
Bank Angle: 90
No of Valves: 24
Max rpm ICE: 15,000 rpm 
Max Fuel Flow Rate: 100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm) 
Fuel Injection: High-pressure direct injection (max 500 bar, one injector/cylinder) 
Pressure Charging: Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine on a common shaft 
Max rpm Exhaust Turbine: 125,000 rpm
Energy Recovery System (ERS)
Architecture: Integrated Hybrid energy recovery via electrical Motor Generator Units 
Energy Store: Lithium-Ion battery solution of minimum 20 kg regulation weight
Max energy storage/lap: 4 MJ 
Max rpm MGU-K: 50,000 rpm 
Max power MGU-K: 120 kW (161 hp) 
Max energy recovery MGU-K:  2 MJ 
Max energy deployment MGU-K: 4 MJ (33.3 s at full power) 
Max rpm MGU-H: 125,000 rpm 
Max power MGU-H: Unlimited 
Max energy recovery MGU-H: Unlimited 
Max energy deployment MGU-H: Unlimited 
Fuel & Lubricants 
Fuel: PETRONAS Primax 
Lubricants: PETRONAS Syntium

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