The W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow is Designed For Gold, Not Silver

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 6, 2015
References: mercedesamgf1 & gizmag
The F1 W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow is the vehicle that Mercedes hopes will enable it to retain its Formula title. The 2014 Grand Prix season was a huge success for Mercedes, who will now be on the crosshairs of their main rivals. This necessitates the development of a new car, and the Silver Arrow looks to fit the bill.

Unsurprisingly for an F1 car, the vehicle has carbon fiber all over the place. The exact weights of components haven't been revealed yet, although the overall weight is stated as 702 kg which is the minimum weight allowed.

The most visible change from an aesthetic point of view is an altered nose, a feature that all F1 cars will offer in the new season due to rule changes.

F1 racing is one sport where technological innovation is crucial to success, and it will be interesting to see what Mercedes' drivers will be able to pull off with the W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow this season.