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TECH TUESDAY: The intriguing design details behind Mercedes’ major W14 upgrade in Monaco

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Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola

Mercedes were predictably the centre of attention before the Monaco Grand Prix weekend as their heavily updated car was finally revealed. Although we looked at that update – which comprised major sidepod and front suspension changes – last week, here we focus specifically on the detail of the new suspension.

We can see that the forward upper wishbone has been mounted much higher than before. The angle between the forward upper wishbone and the rearwards upper wishbone determines the amount of anti-dive in the geometry. Previously on the Mercedes that angle was around 15-degrees. Moving the forward wishbone higher has increased that to around 30-degrees.


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