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Mercedes F1 team to take a huge risk: Valtteri bottas under the gyroscope of a completely new engine

Mercedes-AMG wants to hold on to both world championships. Newspaper reporters Ville-Veikko Power and Janne Palomäki discuss the upcoming season rule changes.

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Mercedes F1 team to take a huge risk: Valtteri bottas under the gyroscope of a completely new engine
Mercedes-AMG wants to hold on to both world championships. Newspaper reporters Ville-Veikko Power and Janne Palomäki discuss the upcoming season rule changes.

team manager Toto Wolff warn new W10-presentation of the conference, that because of the aerodynamics, the rules change drastically, perceived in a Mercedes every competitor a direct threat to him.

at the Same time, however, also made it clear that Mercedes has taken quite a hard risk, and built also a completely new power unit. In practice, any rule change would not be forced to it, and the garage motor has traditionally been most strong.

Now change it certainly is still powerful, but reliability is not, of course, no one can say anything.

– we Made changes to the engine cooling system, engine compartment boss Andy Cowell said in the announcement.

in the Background is the idea that better cooling also gives you more power and help the aerodynamics department to build a frame for the optimal.

on the Other side of the scale are, of course, the possible suspensions. In recent years, F1 cars have proven to be even surprisingly reliable. Mercedes-AMG doesn't naturally want to change it.

– we Have changed also the fuel efficiency and the ERS system, Cowell continued.

the New rules would give the license to carry five pounds more fuel. Mercedes do not want to go, because at the same time the extra weight would slow the car. That's why Cowell is the subject of focused on just fuel efficiency.

in Practice, it also means that Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to keep spare gas in the races.

– for Each save five pounds per round time is about two tenths better. It is therefore natural that we want to leave the race a little lighter than.

New W10-car also received a completely new power unit. DAIMLER AG
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