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McLaren weight constraints left Ricciardo bone-dry

McLaren's commitment to saving every available ounce of weight on its 2022 car left Daniel Ricciardo with a half-filled water bottle in Miami and bone-dry at the checkered flag. F1 teams have been chasing excess ounces and kilos since the start of the season to slim down the mass of their new-generation cars, the majority of which currently weigh in well above the sport's mandatory minimum weight of 798kg. While lighter updated parts are helping to trim the heaviness, filling a driver's fluid bottle to half or three-quarters of its capacity at the start of a race is also a viable option, although it was one that proved particularly agonizing last weekend in South Florida's scorching heat....
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