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Mercedes back to sandbagging? 'Hamilton drove with old engine in FP1'

In the first free practice session for the Qatar Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was quick to complain about a lack of power. How seriously can that comment be taken? According to Auto, Motor und Sport the Mercedes driver is driving an older engine and the team is sandbagging like in the old days. Mercedes seems to have found a working strategy to beat Max Verstappen, even on tracks that generally suit the Red Bull Racing car better. The team opted to provide its drivers with a new combustion engine more often than planned, allowing Lewis Hamilton in particular to benefit from more power. Read more Teams don't understand Mercedes complaining about unfairness "I am massively down on...
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