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(ESPN)   On the first day of the F1 test in Bahrain, Mercedes reveal that they gave their car liposuction   ( divider line
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2022-03-10 12:59:47 PM  
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edmo: So as to more efficiently travel in the parade line lap after lap?

These cars have more ground effect and less traditional aero, which is designed to reduce the dirty air that makes passing harder.

But I've read stuff from testing that it may not be working fully as intended. There's a problem I've seen mentioned called porpoising.

Guess we'll need to wait for the first race to see how it works out.
2022-03-10 1:43:34 PM  
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Video that covers the porpoising from after the Barcelona test

Porpoising and more - all the early 2022 F1 Talking Points
Youtube xByKRdRhapE

Apparently, porpoising hasn't been solved as the Mercs were dealing with it all day

Other news:

- Haas goes with KMag for the 2nd car!?
- They also had a freight issue that caused them to miss the morning half of today's testing. The FIA has allowed them extra time at the end of the scheduled running over the next couple of days to make up for the lost time, as it was out of their control
- Mazespin was added to the sanctions list by the EU, so even if he had been retained; he would've been banned from racing a large percentage of the races.
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