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The technical secrets behind Mercedes' huge step forward in Spain

Analysis To news overview © XPB Amid the noise around technical developments in Barcelona this weekend, the upgrades introduced by Mercedes were of interest to many. The Spanish Grand Prix is serving as the real-world testbed for the parts added to the W13 – a car that proved to be a handful over the first five races of the season. Mercedes prepared a series of modifications, with the floor standing out as the main area of focus. The declared objective is to reduce and manage porpoising. Ever since the 'sidepod-less' concept emerged in pre-season testing, it was clear that it suffered badly from the phenomenon of aerodynamic jolts. According to the Mercedes engineers, led by Technical...
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