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Mercedes beat Red Bull in Qatar corners, not the straights

Mercedes have revealed that it was not their straight-line speed which beat Red Bull in Qatar, instead they did it in the corners. Lewis Hamilton was dominant in Formula 1's first visit to the Losail International Circuit, taking pole and the victory at a canter as title rival Max Verstappen was forced to settle for P2. Much had been made about Hamilton's new ‘rocket' engine which made an emphatic debut in Sao Paulo, but it was given a rest for the Qatar GP, and data did indeed show that Mercedes and Red Bull were pretty even in a straight line in Qatar. Mercedes' comfortable buffer remained though, and it turns out this came from the corners, a traditional Red Bull stronghold which...
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