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Mercedes: Miami ‘up there’ with most gruelling F1 races

Singapore and Malaysia have been held up as the toughest races to drive in Formula 1, but Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott thinks Miami is now 'up there' with them. Temperatures were above 30°C [86°F] throughout the weekend in the Florida sunshine, and the drivers were left feeling the effects of a demanding weekend on their bodies. Drivers always lose weight during races with the sheer amount of work they do to drive the cars on the limit, but in hot conditions such as what they experienced in Miami, they can lose up to 3kg, or half a stone, through the course of the race. The heat and humidity in Singapore, coupled with the slow average speed making it Formula 1's longest race...
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