Category Archives: 2014 Launches

An overview of the launch of the 2014 F1 cars

Mercedes W05

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2014 was all about a title push for Mercedes, and the W05 marks this intention. Outwardly more complex than its rivals at this stage, intriguing features are littered across the new Silver Arrow. With chassis and power unit developed under the same roof, could this new car be the fruition of a new dominant power in Formula 1?

Front wing/Nose

Its appearance may be similar to the Ferrari F14 T, but the W05’s nose has a party trick up its sleeve.

The regulations require the tip of the nose to centre a point 185mm above the reference plane with a minimum 9000mmcross section. Normally, such is the demand for additional airflow beneath the chassis to produce rear downforce, a single cross section is formed to create the “finger” nose that we are widely seeing across the grid for this season.

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Link: Sauber C33 analysis

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Once again, I’ve done a little analysis of Sauber’s latest creation, here.

Due to the seriously heavy workload  (coupled with schoolwork) I’ve been experiencing of late, I will only be doing extensive analysis of the top teams’ cars. Having already done McLaren and Ferrari, expect to see Mercedes, Red Bull and Lotus as the remaining three main features to appear on my blog.

I will definitely be doing the remaining cars, although they shall be posted up on Richland F1. Having not done all the cars last year, it isn’t exactly a loss of content on this blog so I hope you understand this!

If it helps I will leave a link to all of the analysis’ on Richland F1 on here.

Will