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Mercedes' "higher" lower sidepod

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Mercedes clearly respect the aero benefits of the Ferrari/Red Bull/Haas/Williams higher sidepods but on the current 2018 car are unable to emulate them in full because of their lower-mounted internal upper crash structure beams. In Austria, as we show in our latest, exclusive, 3D animation, they revealed their compromise - a cutaway sidepod exit and Red Bull-style horizontals designed around the higher crash beams. Also on the W09s in Austria: twin mirror mounts and tall slots built in to the rear wing endplates.

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Duration 01:37
Posted Jul 3, 2018
Series Formula 1
Event Austrian GP
Location Red Bull Ring
Teams Mercedes
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