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Sparks kick up from George Russell, Mercedes W13
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Formula 1 Australian GP
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The answers Mercedes needs from its low-drag wing

Intrigue around Mercedes' updates beyond the Australian Grand Prix will focus on whether it can answer Lewis Hamilton’s demands for more grip and more power. Solving the W13's weaknesses appears to be multifaceted, including the obvious porpoising problem, with a low-drag wing in the pipeline after Albert Park

As the booming fireworks that celebrated Max Verstappen's victory in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a fortnight ago drowned out conversations in the Jeddah paddock, Lewis Hamilton offered a succinct explanation for where Mercedes was lacking right now.

"We need more grip and we need more power," he said.

It has been clear for a while that Mercedes' problems are not just simply down to its car not being able to run at the ideal ride-height because of bouncing.

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