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Shovlin: Mercedes' gearbox issues due to ‘electrical noise'

Mercedes could suffer a repeat of the gearbox issues it had in the Austrian GP without changes to its car's internals, says trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin. A significant issue for the W11 in Sunday's race, both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were told to stay off the kerbs in order to avoid stressing the gearbox. According to Shovlin, this is because of the way the car's electrical systems are wired, with the problem compounded by the vibrations when running-over the Red Bull Ring's kerbing. 'We were we were aware of it on Friday, when you saw that Valtteri had an issue at the end of one of the sessions,' Shovlin revealed. 'So that that was the first sign that we had a...
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