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Formula 1 teams strip paint from cars to reduce weight

Formula 1 teams seeking to go faster have been stripping paint from the cars they revealed with pride before the season started, as they continue to battle with heavy cars. McLaren, Aston Martin and Williams were among those at last weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola with notable expanses of raw, black carbon fibre replacing previously liveried areas. New rules for 2022, with the introduction of larger wheels and an increased use of standard parts, have left some struggling to get down to a new minimum weight limit of 798kg. Every excess 10kg translates into about 0.3 seconds of lost time per lap. 'With the halo, the bigger tyres, the longer cars, we were all overweight. I think...
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