|Mercedes F1 W03|
|Designer(s)||Bob Bell (Technical Director)|
|Formula One World Championship|
|Constructors||Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team|
|Drivers||7. Michael Schuacher
8. Nico Rosberg
|Debut||2012 Australian Grand Prix|
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.
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.
|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|
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|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|
† Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.