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Alonso plays down DAS advantage for Mercedes

Fernando Alonso doesn't think Mercedes' DAS system gives a major performance boost, but it does send a 'message'. Rival teams have been left with egg on their face it seems after Mercedes revealed their dual-axis steering system which means Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both have the ability to push and pull their steering wheel to control whether the tyres on the W11 are toed in or out as they navigate through straights and corners. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko put the advantage DAS gives Mercedes at 'two tenths', but Alonso doesn't think the performance advantage will be as big as devices such as 'DRS'. What he does think it does though is 'sends a message' to Mercedes' rivals....
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