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Mercedes face season "write off" in changing car philosophy

Ian Parkes Tuesday 6 april 2021 04:03 Mercedes has claimed that switching the rake philosophy now of if its W12 would lead to the team being forced to "write off" the current campaign. The new aerodynamic regulations introduced to cut downforce around the rear of a car have severely hampered the low-rake cars in Mercedes and Aston Martin. Article continues under video In contrast, the high-rake design of a team like Red Bull has been less affected and able to reclaim the lost downforce more quickly, ensuring it is more of a threat to Mercedes this season. Even seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton suggested the new regulations had been deliberately designed to hurt Mercedes this...
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