2017 Silver Arrows Launch - First Shots

The following is a detailed list of the new W08's tecnical specifications...


Monocoque:                                        Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure

Bodywork:                                           Carbon fibre composite including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing

Cockpit:                                               Removable driver's seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, OMP six-point driver safety harness, HANS system

Safety Structures:                                 Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact-resistant construction and penetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures, integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures

Front Suspension:                                Carbon fibre wishbone and pushrod-activated torsion springs and rockers

Rear Suspension:                                 Carbon fibre wishbone and pullrod-activated torsion springs and rockers

Wheels:                                                            OZ forged magnesium

Tyres:                                                  Pirelli

Brake System:                                      Carbone Industrie Carbon / Carbon discs and pads with rear brake-by-wire

Brake Calipers:                                                Brembo

Steering:                                               Power-assisted rack and pinion

Steering Wheel:                                                Carbon fibre construction

Electronics:                                          FIA standard ECU and FIA homologated electronic and electrical system

Instrumentation:                                   McLaren Electronic Systems (MES)

Fuel System:                                        ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder

Lubricants & Fluids:                            PETRONAS Tutela


Gearbox:                                              Eight speed forward, one reverse unit with carbon fibre maincase

Gear Selection:                                                Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation

Clutch:                                                 Carbon plate


Overall Length:                                                Over 5000mm

Overall Width:                                     2000mm

Overall Height:                                                950mm

Overall Weight:                                                728kg

Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+ Technical Specification

 Power Unit Specification

Type:                                                   Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+

Minimum Weight:                                145 kg

Power Unit Perimeter:                          Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic (MGU-K)

Motor Generator Unit - Heat (MGU-H)

Turbocharger (TC)

Energy Store (ES)

Control Electronics (CE)

Power Unit Allocation:                        Four Power Units per driver per season

Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

Capacity:                                             1.6 litres

Cylinders:                                            Six

Bank Angle:                                         90

No of Valves:                                      24

Max rpm ICE:                                      15,000 rpm

Max Fuel Flow Rate:                            100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)

Fuel Injection:                                      High-pressure direct injection (max 500 bar, one injector/cylinder)

Pressure Charging:                               Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine on a common shaft

Max rpm Exhaust Turbine:                  125,000 rpm

Energy Recovery System (ERS)

Architecture:                                        Integrated Hybrid energy recovery via electrical Motor Generator Units

Energy Store:                                       Lithium-Ion battery solution of minimum 20 kg regulation weight

Max energy storage/lap:                       4 MJ

Max rpm MGU-K:                               50,000 rpm

Max power MGU-K:                            120 kW (161 hp)

Max energy recovery/lap MGU-K:      2 MJ