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Barcelona Day 2 at Lunch: Perez leads, Mercedes stun with tyre heating trick

Racing Point's Sergio Perez managed to surprise with the best time on Thursday morning in Barcelona, but the real stunner was the tyre-heating device on Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes. Leading the pack with a session best time of 1:17.347, Perez was 0.402 seconds ahead of the next-best time of Daniel Ricciardo, but had his thunder stolen by a display of pure ingenuity from the Silver Arrows. Only seventh fastest in the session, Hamilton's W11 still managed to turn heads courtesy of a system that allows him to adjust the toe of the front wheels inwards by pulling the steering wheel towards him, and pushing it back to reset. Using the system on the straights, the thinking is that the front tyres...
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