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Williams reject altitude worries for Mercedes engines

Williams say they are unconcerned about the prospect of the high altitude at the next two F1 races affecting the reliability of the Mercedes engines. The grands prix in Mexico and Brazil will take place 2,285 and 800 metres above sea level respectively and with the thinner air, components such as the turbocharger and MGU-H have to work that much harder. That could add further worries given three Mercedes-powered drivers incurred engine penalties at the last race alone for exceeding the number of permitted new parts for the season. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was forced to take a penalty for the third time in four races, dropping five places on the grid to ninth, while Aston Martin’s...
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