Part 2 of mine and Matt Somerfield‘s eBook on how the Mercedes W05 dominated in 2014 is available to buy on the Google Play store for just over £4. It explains all the aerodynamic details of the (statistically) most successful F1 car to date and also runs over topics such as FRIC suspension (pictured above). Please purchase it – a lot of effort went into this part of the eBook so we would really appreciate your support.
Here it is! The first part of our eBook magazine series by myself and Matthew Somerfield is available to purchase on Google Play. Part 1 covers the team structure (highlighting key personnel), the history of the team, the fundamental changes to the F1 regulations for 2014 (including a comparison between the W04 and the W05) and a review of each race with explanations for any of the technical failures that occurred on the W05 throughout the year.
Click the link at the bottom of this post to purchase!
A desktop view of our eBook when read via Google Play
Unfortunately it is not going up on iTunes for the foreseeable future but if you own an Apple device then you can download the Google Play Books app and view it on there. Alternatively, it looks great on a desktop computer or laptop where you can also access the Google Play store.
Part 2 is already well under way. The next three issues will go through the aerodynamics/chassis, the award-winning Mercedes PU106A Hybrid power unit/complete drivetrain and a conclusive part tying all of these elements together.
You can ‘try before you buy’ if you wish to do so by reading the free sample, also available in the link below.
Whilst a more in-depth summary of the Mercedes W05 will be available in mine and @SomersF1‘s eBook series (see here for more details), I have written a summary piece for Richland F1 that covers the fundamental reasons behind its dominance. It includes a few drawings (one of which is the unique power unit layout), plus how the W05 compares to other dominant cars in F1 history – http://richlandf1.com/?p=30920
The above illustration was an absolute pain to do but I’m very satisfied with it! Hope you guys like it.