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Mercedes aims high with new F1 W05 Silver Arrow

2014 F1 W05 Silver Arrow
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The Mercedes is hoping that its new F1 W05 Silver Arrow will be a straight shooter duringthe 2014 F1 Season. Designed by AMG PETRONAS, the F1 W05 is powered by a new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged PU106A Hybrid engine developed by “down-speeding an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) to a maximum of 15,000 rpm, to meet the new Formula regulations. This was accomplished by introducing a new a pressure charging system in the form of a single stage turbocharger and compressor.”

In addition, Toto Wolff Executive Director (Business) of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, explained that the car’s new Hybrid Energy Recovery System was redesigned to “incorporate electric motors capable of recovering both kinetic and waste heat energy, presented a ten-fold greater challenge than its predecessor, KERS, which was pioneered by Mercedes-Benz in 2009.”

"It is always exciting to pull the wraps off a new car for the first time but even more so at the start of this momentous 2014 season. Our new Silver Arrow is the result of a single-minded, integrated approach between our engineering team,” Wolff exclaimed. “My compliments and thanks go to every team member in Brackley, at Brixworth and also at our key partner, PETRONAS, for their hard work.”

The new Power Unit will also use specially tailor-made fuels and lubricants created by PETRONAS.

"It has been exciting to see the car come together It looks just fantastic, so aggressive but full of really nice details as well,” stated driver Lewis Hamilton, who will join Nico Rosenberg in piloting the car this season.” I am excited to find out how the new Power Unit feels to drive, to hear how it sounds from the cockpit and to compare the job we have done relative to the competition. I think this is probably the season with the most unknowns that I have faced in my career and that's just so exciting for all of us.”