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Dominant Mercedes hid engine advantage in 2014 – Lowe

Former Mercedes technical director Paddy Lowe has revealed that the championship winning team was forced to hide its significant engine advantage in 2014, the first year of the hybrid power unit in F1. Out of the gate, at the outset of the hybrid era, Mercedes' power unit held an edge over its rivals, the team's engineers having perfectly mastered the new V6 1.6-litre turbo hybrid technology adopted by F1 in 2014. And the manufacturer's advantage was so significant that it was forced to tune down its engine as it feared its dominance would draw scrutiny and lead to measures that would erode its gains. Speaking on the latest episode of F1's 'Beyond the Grid' podcast, Lowe explained how the...
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