Mercedes F1 W04

Lewis Hamilton in W04 in testing before the season in Barcelona

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The Mercedes F1 W04 is the Formula 1 race cars from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team for the 2013 Formula 1 season. He is the fifth - Mercedes Formula 1 car. The car was unveiled on February 4, 2013 at the Circuito de Jerez.

Technology and Development

The Mercedes F1 W04 is the successor to the Mercedes F1 W03. The car hides the " nasal hump " by the newly introduced Eitelkeitsblende. Developed by Aldo Costa said car from a Mercedes -Benz FO 108F V8 engine with a displacement of 2.4 liters, of an output of around 550 kW is powered developed ( ≈ 750 bhp). The KERS is a development of Mercedes and the tire supplier Pirelli, the unit is available.

Like all Formula 1 cars, the 2013 season is equipped with KERS and DRS of W04.

The Mercedes F1 W04 builds upon the previous year's model represents the side boxes are significantly undercut the cockpit rim are in height of the exterior mirrors horizontal fins. The air intake above the cockpit was scaled directly to a small slit in the side box is next to the pilot. In the central area of the rear wing there is a new mechanism for activation of the DRS, apparently the wing does not open by cable, but with a lever. Also the exhaust with Coanda effect has been revised.

Paint and sponsorship

The Mercedes F1 W04, is predominantly silver painted based on the Mercedes Silver Arrows. The side boxes and parts of the front and rear wing are painted cyan because the main sponsor Petronas. In addition to stickers of Daimler AG ( with the Mercedes- Benz) are mounted on the vehicle advertising logos of the Alliance, BlackBerry, Isofotón, MIG Bank, Monster Energy, Pirelli, Puma, spg and IWC Schaffhausen Company.


Nico Rosberg stayed with Mercedes. His new team-mate was Lewis Hamilton, who joined the team as the successor to Michael Schumacher. As a test driver for use come Sam Bird, Brendon Hartley and Anthony Davidson.