History of Formula 1 Grand Prix Cars MercedesBenz W196

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In 1954 Auto Union was now as Audi and no longer racing. Romeo also was out of the picture but and Ferrari, building and racing his own were very much in. The teams were just to make some noise. re-entry into Grand racing coincided with the of new regulations that were biased against supercharged which were limited to 750 cc. After being dominated by with cars that were developed to Formula 2 it was hoped that the new regulations entice other manufacturers to the fray. Mercedes set up a racing headed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut the race team was once managed by the legendary Alfred The were Juan-Manuel Fangio and the Karl Kling and Hans In 1955 the lineup was bolstered the young British sensation Moss joined the team.

One of the initial design goals or the new car was to it’s drivability by providing as a power band as possible. this end the new cars were by a normally aspired straight fitted with desmodromic and fuel injection. Using gained from their engines and in collaboration with Mercedes built the first Grand Prix car to have injection. Four camshafts 16 valves. Fuel provided by designated RD1 contained a witches of 45% benzol, 25% methyl

alcohol, 25% high octane 3% acetone and 2% nitro-benzine. Power was through a five speed that would prove to be a advantage to their rivals speed versions.

Mercedes-Benz W196

The chassis employed small tubing in a space frame while stopping power was by inboard brakes front and If the running gear seemed conservative for a company such as it was the body, that most set the apart. Using a loophole in the the cars sported an all-enclosing shell whose low bonnet was made possible by the engine canted on its side. Initial o the proposed bodywork had been using a 1:5 scale wooden using the wind tunnel at the Research Institute o the Stuttgart College.

The streamlined bodies caused a and served the team well at circuits such as Reims but the at the British Grand Prix led to an wheel version which was driven in the remainder of the races required a more precise of the car relative to the circuit’s corners! of the improvement that resulted the open wheel bodywork was a in the streamlined versions tendency for understeer. The handling characteristics of the continued to be a problem for the life of the as different wheelbase lengths of 92, 87 and finally 85 inches were with mixed but inevitably results.

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Mercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196
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