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Mercedes identifies key weakness of Red Bull RB16B

Mercedes believes rear tyre degradation on race day is a main weakness of Red Bull's RB16B compared to the reigning world champion's more "neutral" W11. Max Verstappen has showcased in qualifying the single-lap pace of Red Bull's 2021 charger and the Dutchman has also led the most laps this season. However, he has lost out to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in three out of the four races held so far this year although there was little to choose between the two drivers at times. Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin believes Red Bull's relative weakness in race trim is rooted in the RB16B's rear tyre degradation; an observation substantiated by how last Sunday's...
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