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Fresh out of the 2022 World Driver's Championship, the Mercedes-AMG W13 E Performance marks the second car built by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team to come to iRacing. Shod in silver in a return to the German manufacturer's traditional racing colors, the car also represented a drastic change from its predecessor, the W12, due to major changes in regulations from the 2021 season. Its most striking visual changes include much smaller sidepods than previous seasons, which were introduced in preseason testing and used throughout the year.

While not as dominant as the W12, the W13 still debuted on the podium in Bahrain with driver Lewis Hamilton, and teammate George Russell scored his first podium in the car two rounds later in Australia. The car began to truly find its footing after major upgrades in Spain, with at least one podium finish in seven of the next eight races. After back-to-back runner-up finishes for Hamilton in the United States and Mexico, the team capped off the season with a 1-2 finish in the penultimate round in Brazil, with Russell scoring his first career Grand Prix victory. In total, the W13 produced 17 podiums and six fastest laps across 22 events.

Car Info

Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure

Carbon fibre composite including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing

Removable driver's seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, six-point driver safety harness, HANS system

Safety Structures:
Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact-resistant construction and penetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures, integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures, titanium driver protection structure (halo)

Front Suspension:
Carbon fibre wishbone and pushrod-activated torsion springs and rockers

Rear Suspension:
Carbon fibre wishbone and pullrod-activated inboard springs & dampers

BBS forged magnesium


Brake System:
Carbone Industries Carbon / Carbon discs and pads with rear brake-by-wire

Brake Calipers:

Power-assisted rack and pinion

Steering Wheel:
Carbon fibre construction

FIA standard ECU and FIA homologated electronic and electrical system

McLaren Electronic Systems (MES)

Fuel System:
ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder

Lubricants & Fluids:

Eight speed forward, one reverse unit with carbon fibre maincase

Gear Selection:
Sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic activation

Carbon plate

Overall Length:
Over 5000mm

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