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Brawn plays down suspension concerns

Ross Brawn has denied that there should be any controversy over the Mercedes F1 team's latest suspension development, but also admitted that there would be no problem dealing with a protest should one arise.The system, dubbed FRIC for 'front and rear inter-controlled', acts in a similar fashion to the banned active suspension that teams used to great effect in the 1990s, but is legal because there are no computers controlling its activity. Instead, the front and rear suspension are linked hydraulically and can be adjusted from one to the other in order to maintain ride height and, as a result, improve aerodynamic balance. That, in turn, could lead to better treatment of the tyres – a...
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