Mercedes F1 W03 - new rear suspension/brake set-up 26 May 2012
Mercedes have brought almost a 'B-spec' version of their car to Monaco. It features the new nose seen in Spain, as well as new sidepods and this new rear suspension/brake set-up. The left-hand drawing shows the older solution with the brake callipers located vertically, in front of the rear axle. The right-hand drawing is the new solution with horizontally-placed callipers below the axle, which reduce the centre of gravity of the rear suspension. Together with the car's lighter carbon gearbox case, this revised set-up helps the drivers to have better control of the rear tyres.