Stable regulations challenge engineers to dig deep and find “mini revolutions” for the F1 W07 Hybrid chassis and PU106C Hybrid Power Unit
- Tyres, safety and sound all feature on short list of rule changes for the coming season
- Ironing out errors during a record-length season the core focus for Mercedes-Benz
- PETRONAS fuel and lubricants central to progress in both performance and reliability
- Paddy Lowe: “Our objective is excellence in all areas”
- Andy Cowell: “These Power Units are incredible feats of engineering”
2016 Technical Briefing with Paddy Lowe – Executive Director (Technical), MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
What were the main lessons learned from 2015 and how will these help the team progress in 2016?
PL: After a highly successful season all round in 2015, our priority has been to identify the areas in which we were weakest and to try to improve on those. Our objective is excellence in all areas and, while we had some fantastic results last year, there are many areas in which we can still be much better. That’s the kind of culture we try to instill throughout the whole organisation – one of constantly striving to reach something better. We had a number of races that didn’t go to plan in 2015 – Singapore in particular – so there were a lot of things that needed improving for 2016. We are seeking optimisation absolutely everywhere.