Speaking about next year’s Mercedes W14 car, “It’s full of surprises,” Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff told media during the Abu Dhabi weekend.
“The last time I saw it I thought ‘oh this looks the same as the W13’ but here’s hoping it’s not the same.”
“I’m pretty much like you, I go into the wind tunnel, and it looks like this year’s car (i.e. small sidepods, coined zeropods), but they say to me, it’s very different underneath.
“It’s about the airflow, it’s about the weight distribution, it’s about the aero map.
“Our car fundamentally changed mid-year. We changed the concept, but you couldn’t see anything on the bodywork.”