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Podcast: Why Mercedes is stuck with its 2021 F1 rake problem

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Mercedes and Aston Martin have both highlighted the disadvantage of their low-rake concept given the Formula 1 aerodynamic rule changes for 2021, but how big is their problem and what can they do to fix it?

Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to answer that question in the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast, and explain exactly why this problem has arisen.

There’s also a look at the legitimacy of the claim that the rule changes were made to upset the established order rather than being motivated by the need to keep downforce levels under control to avoid overworking the Pirelli tyres.

The shape of Formula 1’s competitive order is also examined, along with a look at how representative the running in Bahrain so far has been and whether things will be different come the second race at Imola.

Apr 05 : Why Mercedes is stuck with its 2021 rake problem

The Race F1 Podcast is released at least once a week and available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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