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Mercedes 'too optimistic' with radiator size amid cooling woes

Mercedes’ overheating problems in Austria were caused by the manufacturer being “a bit optimistic” with the size of its radiators inside the W10. Mercedes suffered from overheating problems throughout the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, prompting the team to open up bodywork on its W10. Its plight was accentuated by exceptionally hot ambient temperatures, contributing to Valtteri Bottas taking third and Lewis Hamilton only fifth. “Fundamentally the car doesn’t have big enough radiators and that’s something that we were a bit optimistic with how much we could get out of the cooling system,” said trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin....
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