Formula 1 Mercedes F1 W06 Petronas W06 from 2015 season

Formula 1 Mercedes F1 W06 Petronas W06 in Monaco from 2015 season.

Pilots: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton. V6 turbo hybrid, 702 kg

The Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid is a Mercedes-Benz Formula One racing car designed and developed under the direction of Paddy Lowe, Aldo Costa, Geoff Willis, Loïc Serra, Russell Cooley, John Owen, Mike Elliott and Jarrod Murphy to compete in the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship.

The cars were driven by Nico Rosberg and the reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who remained with the team for a sixth and third season, respectively.

The chassis was named “F1 W06 Hybrid” to represent the sixth Formula One car that Mercedes had constructed since 2010, while the hybrid was marked to recognize the utilization of fully integrated hybrid power units.[13] The car made its competitive debut at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, the opening round of the 2015 season. After participating in 18 rounds of Grand Prix racing, the car made its final competition appearance at the season finale race – the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, before retirement.

The F1 W06 Hybrid was officially unveiled on 1 February 2015 at the opening day of pre-season testing held at Circuito de Jerez. On the basis of 12 days of pre-season testing conducted at Jerez and Barcelona, the car completed 1340 laps; a total of 6,121 km (3,803.4 mi).

Hamilton said during pre-season testing that the F1 W06 Hybrid felt equivalent to its predecessor. The car was also driven by 2015 DTM Champion: Pascal Wehrlein during in-season testings.

Chassis: Moulded carbon fibre & Honeycomb composite structure

Suspension (front): Carbon fibre wishbone and pushrod activated torsion springs & rockers

Suspension (rear): Carbon fibre wishbone and pullrod activated torsion springs & rockers

Length: 5,000 mm (197 in)

Width: 1,800 mm (71 in)

Height: 950 mm (37 in)

Engine: Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid, 1.6 L (98 cu in), 90° – V6 turbocharged engine, limited to 15,000 RPM, in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout

Electric motor: Motor Generator Unit–Kinetic (MGU-K), Motor Generator Unit–Heat (MGU-H)

Transmission: Mercedes semi-automatic seamless shift sequential gearbox with 8-speed forward and 1 reverse gears

Battery: Mercedes lithium-ion batteries solution

Power: 870 horsepower (650 kW)

Weight: 702 kg (1,547.6 lb)

Fuel: Petronas Primax

Lubricants: Petronas Syntium & Tutela

Brakes: Carbone Industrie carbon brake discs, pads and Brembo brake calipers with rear brake-by-wire

Tyres: Pirelli P Zero (Dry/Slick), Pirelli Cinturato (Wet/Treaded)

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