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Works teams have advantage in new turbo era - Mercedes

Getty Images Enlarge Mercedes is confident it is at a significant advantage this year by having an in-house engine department working closely with its chassis team. Mercedes is one of three engine suppliers producing power units under the new V6 turbo regulations this year, and supplies four teams in total including its works team. Getting the new power units to run reliably was the key objective of the opening test in Jerez last week, and the Mercedes works team led the way with the most laps completed by the end of the four days. Mercedes is confident that being able to develop the engine in tandem with the chassis has given its team an advantage this year. "I think so, yes,"...
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