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Mercedes forced to change floors to avoid a ‘bloodbath'

Toto Wolff has revealed Mercedes had to make adjustments to their W12 floors to avoid a 'bloodbath' at the United States GP. At a time when Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has been speaking of a special 'device' that Mercedes have been using to 'lower' the rear of their car to increase their straight-line speed, Wolff has revealed that the team found their W12s were sitting a bit too close to the ground at the Circuit of the Americas. As such, and with permission from the FIA, the team made changes to the parts ahead of Saturday's qualifying. That session resulted in a pole position for Max Verstappen with Lewis Hamilton, the favourite to take pole, 0.2s down on his title rival. Wolff...
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