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Mercedes details FIA test that led to Hamilton exclusion in Brazil

Mercedes says the rear wing of its W12 complied with the technical regulations in Brazil, but not with the technical directive that ultimately led to Lewis Hamilton's exclusion from qualifying. Hamilton had set the pace in the Friday afternoon session in Sao Paulo but drama unfolded shortly after when the Briton's car failed a standard FIA control test conducted on his Mercedes rear wing. In Mercedes' Sao Paulo Grand Prix debrief, the Brackley squad's technical director Mike Elliot shed some light on why the team's car was found in breach of the regulations. "The simple answer is we failed a test that we needed to pass," said Elliott. "It's actually a bit more nuanced than...
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