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Legality Of Trick Mercedes Using To Increase Top Speed Called Into Question

Questions have been raised about the legality of a trick that is being utilised by Mercedes to increase the top speed of their 2021 car. The trick, which was spotted during the Turkish Grand Prix, appears to be responsible for Mercedes’ recently improved straight-line speed. As ex-F1 racer Paul Di Resta explained, Mercedes seem to be gaining speed by stalling the rear of the car once it hits a certain speed, thereby reducing its rake and thus reducing its drag. “When it gets to a certain speed and you don’t need the downforce through the corners, it then drops and the floor stalls, and you gain top speed. It takes all the rake out of the car,” Di Resta said. Continuing, the Sky...
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