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Our journey towards the start of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship season continues with the launch of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W15 E PERFORMANCE.

The next phase is here.

In the immediate aftermath of a disappointing 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix, the team looked hard in the mirror at every aspect of our operations. A new direction was set, beginning a period of renewal. Despite the limitations of the W14’s existing architecture, there was tangible progress. A hard-fought, year-long battle netted second in the Constructors’ Championship.

The mission continues into 2024.

  • Over 5000mm
    Overall Length
  • 2000mm
    Overall Width
  • 970mm
    Overall Height
  • 798kg
    Overall Weight

New in 2024

The Mercedes-AMG F1 W15 E PERFORMANCE builds on the learnings from the previous two seasons and a new car enables the team to make bigger alterations that are not possible during the season.

These changes include a new chassis, and new gearbox casing. Aerodynamically, as ever, the focus has been on efficiency, the endless quest for finding more downforce with less drag and delivering it to the track in a manner that complements the function of the suspension and tyres.

A big focus has been on improving the previous car’s unpredictable rear axle. The team have worked hard to ensure that both axles, but particularly the rear axle, retain better control of the tyre than on the W14. There’s also been some housekeeping on areas in which we had room for improvement, including the DRS effect, and pit stop performance.

However, it is the underside of the car where the main differentiating factors lie. James Allison said: “With this current generation of cars, so much of the performance comes from how the floor interacts with the road. Whether or not a car is effective is down to how well that floor is permitted to behave aerodynamically.

Dialling out the inconsistent performance of the W14 and its sometimes spiteful rear-end has been a key technical focus. Both George and Lewis are clear on the rewards that could bring if the team has been able to do so.

The work the team has put in over the past two years has been an inspiration for both George and Lewis.

We know we have a mountain to climb to fight at the very front. The off-season has gone well and the whole team is incredibly focused and determined.

Toto Wolff

Reflecting Who We Are

Another visible difference with the W15? The livery. In a year when the iconic Silver Arrows mark their 90th anniversary, the famous silver returns to complement the iconic black of recent seasons.

The nose section therefore transforms to silver, with the iconic three-pointed star pattern on the engine cover. The distinguished INEOS ‘Toto Rosso’ red features predominantly on the rear-wing and roll hoop in a nod to INEOS Sport, with PETRONAS green providing a dynamic flow across the car.

The new livery reflects the team’s commercial strength, as does recent news. Blue-chip brands such as SAP, WhatsApp, and Luminar have all joined the team’s partner ecosystem in recent months.

The design of any car is an iterative process. We’ve worked hard to improve on areas of weakness and hopefully have a solid base to build from.

James Allison

Technical Specification

Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Carbon fibre composite including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing, and rear wing
Removable driver's seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, six-point driver safety harness, HANS system
Safety Structures
Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact-resistant construction and penetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures, integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures, titanium driver protection structure (halo)
Front Suspension
Carbon fibre wishbone and push rod-activated springs and dampers
Rear Suspension
Carbon fibre wishbone and push rod-activated inboard springs & dampers
BBS forged magnesium
Brake System
Carbone Industries Carbon / Carbon discs and pads with rear brake-by-wire
Brake System
Brembo monobloc calipers in nickel-plated aluminium alloy machined from solid block (front and rear)
Power-assisted rack and pinion
Steering Wheel
Carbon fibre construction
FIA standard ECU and FIA homologated electronic and electrical system
McLaren Electronic Systems (MES)
Fuel System
ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder
Lubricants & Fluids
Eight speed forward, one reverse unit with carbon fibre main case
Gear Selection
Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation
Carbon plate

Power Unit Specification

Type: Mercedes-AMG F1 M15 E PERFORMANCE

Minimum Weight: 150 kg

Power Unit Perimeter:

  • Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

  • Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic (MGU-K)

  • Motor Generator Unit - Heat (MGU-H)

  • Turbocharger (TC)

  • Energy Store (ES)

  • Control Electronics (CE)

Power Unit Allocation:

  • Four ICE, TC, MGU-K & MGU-H per driver per season

  • Two ES & CE per driver per season

Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

  • Capacity: 1.6 litres

  • Cylinders: Six

  • Bank Angle: 90

  • No of Valves: 24

  • Max rpm ICE: 15,000 rpm

  • Max Fuel Flow Rate: 100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)

  • Fuel Injection: High-pressure direct injection (max 500 bar, one injector/cylinder)

  • Pressure Charging: Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine on a common shaft

  • Max rpm Exhaust Turbine: 125,000 rpm

Energy Recovery System (ERS)

  • Architecture: Integrated Hybrid energy recovery via electrical Motor Generator Units

  • Energy Store: Lithium-Ion battery solution of minimum 20 kg regulation weight

  • Max useable energy storage on track: 4 MJ

  • Max rpm MGU-K: 50,000 rpm

  • Max power MGU-K: 120 kW (161 hp)

  • Max energy recovery/lap MGU-K: 2 MJ

  • Max energy deployment/lap MGU-K: 4 MJ (33.3 s at full power)

  • Max rpm MGU-H: 125,000 rpm

  • Max power MGU-H: Unlimited

  • Max energy recovery/lap MGU-H: Unlimited

  • Max energy deployment/lap MGU-H: Unlimited

Fuel & Lubricants

  • Fuel: PETRONAS Primax

  • Lubricants: PETRONAS Syntium

Watch the Launch

Join Toto, Lewis and George as they help reveal our 2024 race car, the W15.