Tech notes: Mercedes' forward thinking

Tech notes: Mercedes' forward thinking

Mercedes became the last of the top teams to reveal its 2012 challenger to the world. Craig Scarborough takes a detailed look at the W03 to give us the lowdown on where the Silver Arrows have been particularly clever

Mercedes presented its W03 to the press this morning in Barcelona – and in doing so became the tenth team to reveal its 2012 challenger. Ross Brawn explained during the launch that the team 'must move forwards' and that two seasons finishing fourth in the championship 'is not good enough', so the new car is a departure from the last two Mercedes cars.

The W03 was described by Norbert Haug as 'quite different' and it clearly sets out to rectify the faults of the past two cars by being 'aerodynamically stronger'.

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