Mercedes launch kickstarts Jerez Formula One test

World Champion team officially unveils W06 Hybrid in pitlane ahead of opening official test.

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the car with which it intends to retain its Formula One World Championship title in the Jerez pitlane, ahead of today’s testing.

The team had already released pictures of the car from a snow-affected test at Silverstone last week, when both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg drove the car for shakedown and filming purposes. Rosberg will drive the car today.

Williams has also launched its new car in the pitlane, the FW37. Valtteri Bottas will drive it for the first time today.

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W06 Hybrid 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 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:   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 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:   5000mm
Overall Width:   1800mm
Overall Height:   950mm
Overall Weight:   702kg


Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid Technical Specification 

Power Unit Specification    
Type:   Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid
Minimum Weight:   145 kg
Power Unit Perimeter:   Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic (MGU-K)
Motor Generator Unit - Heat (MGU-H)
Turbocharger (TC)
Energy Store (ES)
Control Electronics (CE)
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, between 20 and 25 kg
Max energy storage/lap:   4 MJ
Max rpm MGU-K:   50,000 rpm
Max power MGU-K:   120 kW (161 hp)
Max energy recovery/lap MGU-K:   2 MJ
Max energy deployment/lap 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/lap MGU-H:   Unlimited
Max energy deployment/lap MGU-H:   Unlimited
Fuel & Lubricants    
Fuel:   PETRONAS Primax
Lubricants:   PETRONAS Syntium
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Series Formula 1
Event Jerez February testing
Track Circuito de Jerez
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg , Valtteri Bottas
Article type Breaking news