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Pat Symonds “surprised” by how long it took other teams to catch up to Mercedes

Formula 1’s chief technical officer Pat Symonds has said he was “surprised” at how long it took Ferrari and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to catch up to Mercedes’ level of performance. Since the introduction of the V6 hybrid era of F1 Mercedes has been the dominant force, winning six double World Championships in a row, largely thanks to the advantage of their power unit manufactured in the Silver Arrows’ Brixworth HPP unit. Leaving other engine manufacturers Ferrari, Honda and Renault to catch up, something that took a few seasons, but Symonds expected it to take less time to challenge. "I wouldn’t have anticipated how long it’s...
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