• F1 W06 Hybrid


The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team unveiled its 2015 Formula One World Championship challenger, the F1 W06 Hybrid, ahead of the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg revealed the seventh Silver Arrow to compete in the Formula One World Championship to the assembled media, with Nico then taking the wheel for the opening test session of the 2015 season at the Spanish circuit.

2015 marks the beginning of an evolutionary process for the cutting-edge Hybrid racing formula introduced for 2014. But the word evolution shouldn’t mask the scale of the change this represents: the regulatory requirements and opportunities, coupled with ambitious internal performance targets, mean that this winter has been as challenging as ever. The more stable the rules, the more innovative a team must become to deliver performance from each generation of racing machine.

As the age of Hybrid power evolves, so the requirements for improved safety, reliability, efficiency and performance increase. An intensive design phase combining incremental gains and targeted innovation has produced the F1 W06 Hybrid, a car which delivers mechanical, structural, aerodynamic and weight saving developments over its predecessor, the F1 W05 Hybrid.

Technical data

Monocoque Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb
Front Suspension Carbon fibre wishbone and pushrod activated torsion springs and rockers
Rear Suspension Carbon fibre wishbone and pullrod activated torsion springs and rockers
Wheels Advanti forged magnesium
Tyres Pirelli
Brake System Carbon / carbon discs and pads with rear brake-by-wire
Brake Calipers Brembo
Steering Power assisted rack and pinion
Steering Wheel Carbon-fibre construction

Gearbox Eight-speed forward, one reverse unit with carbon fibre maincase
Gear Selection Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation
Clutch Carbon plate

Overall Length 5000mm
Overall Width 1800mm
Overall Height 950mm
Overall Weight 702 kg

Power Unit Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid
Minimum Weight 145 kg
Capacity 1.6 litres
Cylinders Six
Bank Angle 90
No of Valves 24
Max rpm ICE 15.000 U/Min.
Max Fuel Flow Rate 100 kg/hour