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Mercedes to remove Fric for Hockenheim

Mercedes will remove the complex 'Fric' system from its dominant F1 car ahead of next weekend's German grand prix. The FIA surprised the entire world of F1 this week by informing teams that it now regards the innovation, which mimicks outlawed active suspension, as potentially illegal. The technical directive issued by Charlie Whiting opened the door for some teams to lodge protests in Hockenheim and beyond that could forseeably be upheld by the stewards. On Thursday, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reported that the teams most likely to lodge protests are McLaren, Ferrari and Caterham. The technology, linking the four suspension corners hydraulically, has been around for at least a couple...
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