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Why Mercedes "log and document" a dirty car - and it's not what you think

Mercedes motorsport strategy director James Vowles has revealed the lengths the team goes to understand all aspects of a car in the wake of a wet race. This was particularly evident following the recent Turkish Grand Prix ahead of which rain fell. The wet conditions at the start gave way to a track that failed to dry due to the cool temperatures. Article continues under video It resulted in cars crossing the finishing line streaked with dirt, seemingly lending itself to a potential study in aerodynamics. But Vowles claims the cars will have been reviewed for different reasons, in particular, the W11 of Valtteri Bottas who endured a wretched race in which he spun six times and was lapped by...
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