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Mercedes W02 – Updated front wing for Barcelona February testing


 

W02 since now struggles for speed especially when cornering revealing lack of grip . To ease the problem , in the wait of major updates for the 2011 season debut , Mercedes tested a revised front wing at last day in Barcelona February testing . The revised wing had a slotted main plane to prevent wing stalling keeping downforce production high enough . Wing stalling  can cause sudden oversteer resulting time loss or even excessive  tyre ware . Pirelli tyres are proved to be  more susceptible to graining  than Bridgestone and teams have to pay special attention on keeping them in good shape .

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  1. JonathanJL
    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    It was about time for Mercedes to update the car to catch up the front runners . I cann’t stand seeing Schumacher struggling for another year 😦

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