Mercedes MGP W02

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Mercedes MGP W02
2011 Canadian GP Friday 18.jpg
CategoryFormula One
PredecessorMercedes MGP W01
SuccessorMercedes F1 W03
Technical specifications
ChassisMoulded carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front)Wishbone and pushrod activated torsion springs and rockers
Suspension (rear)Wishbone and pullrod
EngineMercedes-Benz FO 108Y 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM, Naturally aspirated with KERS, mid-mounted
TransmissionMercedes seven-speed semi-automatic carbon-fibre sequential gearbox with reverse gear hydraulic activation hand-operated, seamless shift
Weight640 kg (1,411 lb) (including driver)
TyresPirelli P Zero
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrantsMercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
Notable drivers7. Germany Michael Schumacher
8. Germany Nico Rosberg
Debut2011 Australian Grand Prix

The Mercedes MGP W02 is a Formula One racing car, the second car designed and built by Mercedes Grand Prix after buying 2009 World Constructors' Champions Brawn GP. The car was driven by seven-time World Drivers' Champion Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg in the 2011 Formula One season. The car was unveiled at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain on 1 February 2011.[1] Two days before the car was unveiled, Mercedes released a render of the car showing a more traditional approach to the airbox than the one Mercedes used on the MGP W01 chassis and a darker silver livery.[2] Both Schumacher and Rosberg drove the car on the first day of the Valencia tests.[3]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
2011 Mercedes GP Petronas Mercedes FO108Y 2.4 V8 P AUS MAL CHN TUR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU BRA 165 4th
Schumacher Ret 9 8 12 6 Ret 4 17 9 8 Ret 5 5 Ret 6 Ret 5 7 15
Rosberg Ret 12 5 5 7 11 11 7 6 7 9 6 Ret 7 10 8 6 6 7


  1. ^ "Valencia launch for new Mercedes". 2011-01-14. Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  2. ^ Beer, Matt (2011-01-30). "Mercedes reveals first look at new W02". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
  3. ^ Collantine, Keith (2011-01-29). "Driver line-up set for first F1 test of 2011". F1 Fanatic. Keith Collantine. Retrieved 2011-01-31.

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