Merc makes step forward, insists there's more to come

Merc makes step forward, insists there's more to come

May 21, 2022 by ESPN

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  • (1:11) May 21, 2022 * Laurence EdmondsonF1 Editor Close • Joined ESPN in 2009 • An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 BARCELONA, Spain -- Mercedes is hopeful that the step up in performance it made at the Spanish Grand Prix will offer a platform for it to chase down Red Bull and Ferrari at the coming rounds.
  • At times the bouncing has been so bad that it has damaged the underside of the car or forced drivers to back off the throttle on the straights.
  • However, updates in Spain -- which included modified floor edges, deflectors on the inside of the rear wheels, and a new winglet under the car -- appear to have reduced the bouncing while allowing the team to run at a lower rear ride height.
  • "It was difficult to come to that conclusion in a scientific way but the team around [technical director] Mike Elliott and [aerodynamics director] Jarrod Murphy, they've done it and that's great."

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