F1 2019 - MERCEDES-AMG W10 - front-face / face avant

W10 : 2019 Mercedes-AMG F1 PETRONAS [M10 EQ Power+ 1.6L V6 Turbo]

18/03/2019 - Ewen LJ Team Principal DESIGNMOTEUR - Sport -

Mi février 2019, le Team Mercedes-AMG F1 a présenté la livrée de sa monoplace dénommée W10 EQ Power+ pour la nouvelle saison de F1. Prenons un instant pour découvrir en détail les nouveautés et changements de la monoplace W10 et du moteur M10 Power Unit Mercedes-Benz PU106C Hybrid préparé par le team Mercedes AMG HPP.

Design Mercedes-AMG F1 W10

F1 2019 - MERCEDES-AMG W10 - front-face / face avant
F1 2019 – MERCEDES-AMG W10 – front-face / face avant

“The 2019 season will be a new challenge for all of us.”

“The regulations have changed quite substantially. We have to start from scratch, we need to prove ourselves again – against our own expectations and against our competitors.

We start the season with zero points, so we’re taking nothing for granted and there’s absolutely no feeling of entitlement to be at the front.

In fact, with the regulation change for the new season, every team can have a shot at the title and we’r e seeing all of them as a potential threat.”

Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO, Mercedes-AMG F1 Team

De nouvelles réglementations aérodynmaiques entraînent des changements importants sur la W10.

Par rapport à son prédécesseur, la Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ a été considérablement modifiée. La majorité de ces modifications ont été motivées par les changements importants apportés aux règlements techniques pour la saison 2019 de Formule 1.

F1 2019 - MERCEDES-AMG W10 - front side-face / profil avant
F1 2019 – MERCEDES-AMG W10 – front side-face / profil avant

“Regulation changes are both opportunity and threat,”

“They are an opportunity because all the old assumptions about what you need to have to be quick are swept away and, if you are fleet of foot and smart in dealing with that, you can do better than all the other teams that are tackling the same change.

They are a threat because if you are not as smart and you didn’t see how to make the most of these new regulations, then you’ll certainly suffer in the coming season.

But they are always exhilarating because you have that sharp sense of anxiety that you might not be doing enough but equally the thrill and excitement of looking forward to finding out.”

James Allison, Technical Director, Mercedes-AMG F1 Team
F1 2019 - MERCEDES-AMG W10 - side-face / profil
F1 2019 – MERCEDES-AMG W10 – side-face / profil

En plus de faire face aux changements apportés à la réglementation aérodynamique, qui ont été au cœur du développement de la W10, l’équipe a travaillé dur pour améliorer la voiture précédente et renforcer encore ses atouts.

“The handling of the W09 was a big improvement over the rather idiosyncratic W08.”

“We managed to be competitive at tracks which had plagued us in recent years. However, notwithstanding this improvement, we were still not as good as some of our competitors at preserving the performance of the rear tyres.

We have worked hard on the suspension and aerodynamic characteristics to deliver a car that will be much kinder to its tyres – enough, we hope, to allow us to be competitive at all phases of the race and at each track on the calendar.

“Even though the minimum weight limit was lifted by 10kg for 2019, weight reduction remains a real challenge on the current generation of F1 cars.

Components that we felt were stripped to the bone in 2018 have been taken, one by one, and subjected to a further round of aggressive analysis to shave further weight from them.

Some components surrender what feels like a giant step of half a kilo, others just a few grams, but collectively each of these victories add up to a handful of kilos that have been invested back in the car on aerodynamics, suspension and Power Unit to bring performance.”

“A close inspection will reveal that the execution of this concept has been further refined,” said James. “Every item is pushed tighter, made more slender – each change permitting us to improve the aerodynamic performance beyond what would have been possible had we accepted the physical limitations of the 2018 design.”

James Allison, Technical Director, Mercedes-AMG F1 Team
F1 2019 - MERCEDES-AMG W10 - rear side-face / profil arrière
F1 2019 – MERCEDES-AMG W10 – rear side-face / profil arrière

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Moteur Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+

Talking F1 Power Units for the 2019 Season

Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, runs us through the key talking points on Power Units for the 2019 Formula One season.

La réglementation sur les groupes motopropulseurs est restée stable, ce qui a fait du développement un processus évolutif dans lequel l’équipe a travaillé pour atteindre deux objectifs principaux : améliorer les performances et la fiabilité. Ainsi on retrouve le bloc dénommé Mercedes-Benz PU106C Hybrid préparé par le team Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.

“We’ve made changes to the cooling architecture of the Power Unit, which hopefully provide aerodynamic benefit on the car and also provide efficiency benefit on the Power Unit – so, hopefully a win on both the chassis and on the Power Unit.”


“Right at the heart of the Power Unit is the conversion of fuel into heat release in the combustion chamber and useful work out of the crankshaft. We have made steps on the combustion efficiency and on the ERS system.

The marriage between the turbocharger assembly with the MGU-H, the inverter, the cells and the MGU-K: that whole system is now capable of operating more efficiently and helping with energy deployment through a race.”

Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains

PETRONAS, le partenaire en titre de l’équipe, a joué un rôle important dans la recherche d’une performance et d’une fiabilité accrues, notamment dans le développement du nouveau Power Unit.

“The fuel is right at the heart of the combustion and making sure that the chemical composition and the thermodynamic architecture of the Power Unit are working together exceptionally well is key to thermal efficiency.”

“PETRONAS have continued to work well with our thermodynamic engineers, we’ve run many candidates on the single cylinder and on the V6 engine to derive a new fuel for 2019. It’s a very tight-knit group, the PETRONAS engineers know exactly how the engine works and our Power Unit engineers know exactly how the fuel works.

PETRONAS also provide the lubricants for our car which play two roles: to make sure that components don’t contact, it’s key that there is an oil film between highly loaded components both for reliability and for friction reduction.

If you can keep components apart the friction is lower, and the wear is lower, but the lubricant also provides cooling within the engine. It’s a critical element of the engine, it’s the lifeblood of the engine for its survival.”

Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains

L’allocation maximale de carburant de course a augmenté de 5 kilogrammes pour atteindre un total de 110 kilogrammes. Toutefois, l’augmentation de la réserve de carburant n’a pas d’impact sur l’efficacité thermique des moteurs de Formule 1, qui sont parmi les plus efficaces jamais construits.

“Work on the W10 project began at the end of 2017.”

“That’s when the first meetings happened about how the chassis was going to be laid out, how the Power Unit was going to change from the previous season and what our rough objectives were for the project. That was when we set out the plans for our deployment of resources, developing and racing the car in 2018 and the right number of the right people to design, conceive and then create the new car for 2019.”

James Allison, Technical Director

Au cours de l’hiver, bon nombre des principaux composants et sous-systèmes comme la transmission, la suspension, le système de refroidissement et le groupe motopropulseur ont été soumis à des essais rigoureux, au cours desquels ils ont subi des charges, des températures et des cycles de fatigue semblables à ceux de la saison F1. Avant que la voiture ne quitte le garage pour la première fois aujourd’hui, l’équipe avait testé près d’un demi-million de kilomètres cumulés entre tous ces différents composants.

Le premier « Fire-Up » est un autre de ces moments spéciaux car c’est la première fois que tous les systèmes centraux – le système hydraulique, le système électrique, le système de carburant, le système de refroidissement, la boîte de vitesses, le châssis et bien sûr le Power Unit – sont assemblés et que le moteur tourne pour la première fois en même temps que les autres systèmes.

“There are hours and hours that go into each piece, each assembly, each system, each full element and then the final Power Unit.”

“It is a huge moment when the Power Unit bursts into life and those countless hours are rewarded with fuel being converted into useful work. Yes, it is a machine, but it is part of people’s lives and it’s personal.”

Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains

Source et images :
Daimler, Mercedes-AMG

Photos W10 F1 Testing 2019

Mercedes-AMG W10 - Team - pitlane - F1 Testing - 2019 - photo by Jacques Denis - Team DESIGNMOTEUR
Mercedes-AMG W10 – Team – pitlane – F1 Testing – 2019 – photo by Jacques Denis – Team DESIGNMOTEUR
Mercedes-AMG W10 - pitlane - F1 Testing - 2019 - photo by Jacques Denis - Team DESIGNMOTEUR
Mercedes-AMG W10 – pitlane – F1 Testing – 2019 – photo by Jacques Denis – Team DESIGNMOTEUR