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Mercedes suspects Hamilton’s floor damage caused by kerbs

Mercedes believes the floor damage sustained on Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 car during the Australian Grand Prix was caused while running over kerbs.  Hamilton finished 20 seconds behind teammate and race-winner Valtteri Bottas in Melbourne, having been overtaken at the start, before floor damage to his W10 hampered his progress.  During the team’s first ‘Pure Pitwall’ post-race debrief of 2019, chief strategist James Vowles said Hamilton had done a “fantastic job” to fend off Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and complete a Mercedes 1-2.  “On inspection of Lewis’ car after the race, we noticed some damage on what we call the tyre seal area,” Vowles explained. ...
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