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Mercedes removes controversial floor ‘stay'

Jun.19 Mercedes in Montreal removed an additional ‘stay' on the floor of its struggling 2022 car following the suspicions of rival Formula 1 teams. The rivals wondered how the uncompetitive reigning constructors' world champions knew in advance about the new FIA technical directive on porpoising that opened the door for teams to add the additional support element. 'We don't have one, because the TD came out on Thursday,' said Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer. 'To be able to do that isn't fair for the rest of us that couldn't bring a stay.' Mercedes, insisting it had simply come to Canada fully prepared, removed the stay ahead of qualifying. 'I think that if it is taken away it's the...
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