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Austin Speed Trap: Who is the fastest of them all?

Top speed is currently a key theme in F1, especially as it relates to the fierce battle for the world title between Mercedes and Red Bull. Christian Horner says the Brackley squad's cars have significantly gained in velocity lately relative to Red Bull and has attributed the boost in top speed to a clever "device" used on Mercedes' W12. While engine improvements come to mind to justify the Merc's increase in top speed, Horner suggested in Austin that the reigning world champion may be relying on a ride-height control system that lowers the rear end of the W12 on the straights, which in turn decreases drag. Onboard footage in Turkey validated the Briton's hypothesis, but in the...
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