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Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid - high-downforce monkey seat

26 Jul 2015

Mercedes tested a new monkey seat (main drawing) on Friday in Hungary, its design clearly aimed at the high-downforce requirements of the Hungaroring. However, the team opted not to use it for qualifying and the race.

In the inset drawing you can see the version they used for the race.  The monkey seat is designed to increase rear downforce, so in deciding not to race the revised design, it seems the team felt that they had enough downforce already.

The Mercedes is still the class-leading car on the aerodynamic side, as well as on the engine side.