New nosecone on the Mercedes W05 Mercedes W05: New Nose
Mercedes had reportedly been working on a new nose ever since the WO5 was released, with the team supposedly failing several crash tests on the way. In China the team finally unveiled the new nose and although it doesn't appear to be significantly different at first glance there are marked improvements.
You'll note that the forward extensions of the nose/wing pylons have been deleted  whilst an increase in the nose tips height is also evident . This increase in height at the front also means the shaping of the underside of the nose is more sculpted too .
These will all lead to a marked improvement in the quality of airflow...
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