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Mercedes F1 W03
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Constructor Mercedes-Benz
Designer(s) United Kingdom Bob Bell (Technical Director)
Predecessor MGP W02
Successor F1 W04
Formula One World Championship
Years Active 2012
Constructors Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
Drivers 7. Germany Michael Schuacher

8. Germany Nico Rosberg

Debut 2012 Australian Grand Prix
Races 20
Wins 1
Poles 1
Fastest Laps 3

The Mercedes F1 W03 was a Formula One racing car designed by Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team for use in the 2012 Formula One season. The car was driven by seven time World Drivers' Champion Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.

Racing historyEdit

The car was launched on 21 February, ahead of the second test of the winter testing season. The team used the F1 W03's predecessor, the Mercedes MGP W02, at the first test in Jerez de la Frontera in order to evaluate the 2012 specification of Pirelli tyres. The W03 completed a shakedown at Silverstone on 16 February and carried out a private test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on 19 February; under the sporting regulations, the team was entitled to hold a private test as they had only attended three of the four test days at Jerez.

Technical specificationsEdit

Component Specification
Chassis Moulded carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Front suspension Wishbone and pushrod activated torsion springs and rockers
Rear suspension Wishbone and pullrod
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Weight 640 kg (1,411 lb) (including driver)
Engine Mercedes FO 108Z 2.4 L (146 cu in) V8 (90°). Naturally aspirated, 18,000 RPM limited with KERS, mid-mounted.
Gearbox Xtrac 1044 seven-speed semi-automatic carbon-fibre sequential gearbox with reverse gear hydraulic activation hand-operated, seamless shift
Gears 7
Fuel Petronas

GalleryEdit

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Points WCC
2012 Mercedes AMG Petronas Mercedes FO 108Z P AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU USA BRA 142 5th
Germany Michael Schumacher Ret 10 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 3 7 7 Ret 7 6 Ret 11 13 22 11 16 7
Germany Nico Rosberg 12 13 1 5 7 2 6 6 15 10 10 11 7 5 Ret Ret 11 Ret 13 15

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.

ReferencesEdit

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