Mercedes F1 W04 - new front nose 06 July 2013
In Germany Mercedes have introduced a new nose (left-hand drawing) which has a totally different shape to its predecessor (right-hand drawing). It's higher and flatter with vertical pillars similar to the ones Ferrari introduced in Canada and, most importantly, it's also lighter. The team have had to carry out a new crash test for homologation. It was used throughout practice and qualifying and will also be used in Sunday's race. Mercedes also trialled a passive 'double DRS' system at the Nurburgring, but it was only used in Practice One by Nico Rosberg for a few laps.