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Mercedes: Physically impossible to switch to Red Bull's high-rake concept

Article To news overview © Mercedes Mercedes will not be developing a high-rake concept for their 2021 W12, despite the theoretical advantage of doing so. Formula 1's aero regulation changes for this season appear to have benefitted teams using a 'high-rake' concept, this essentially meaning the car is designed to run with the rear floor quite a bit higher than the front, as opposed to the floor remaining roughly parallel to the ground. Mercedes and customers Aston Martin have a low-rake design, with both seeming to lose speed relative to their 2020 rivals as a result, but a switch to a high-rake design is not something that can be done this close to the end of the current regulation...
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