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Brundle: Mercedes W12 'not working well' - rake issue a 'distraction'

Martin Brundle believes the narrative in F1 around car rake is a "distraction" and that Mercedes' W12 simply "isn't working well" relative to Red Bull's RB16B contender. In a bid to reduce downforce levels this season, F1 implemented several aerodynamic rule changes, the most significant of which was a reduction of a car's floor surface. The change has thrown off base a few teams whose designs follow a low-rake concept, such as Mercedes and Aston Martin, while Red Bull's high-rake approach has been much less impacted by the floor alterations. But Brundle believes that Mercedes' current pace deficit relative to Red Bull is rooted in more than a fundamental rake issue,...
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