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Mercedes secrets revealed as McLaren delivers warning - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Wednesday 14th February 2024 with the RacingNews365 Review.

Hamilton shakedown Silverstone W15
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RacingNews365's technical analyst Paolo Filisetti believes the new Mercedes W15 to be something of a hybrid.

Where the car takes inspiration from Red Bull's RB19, he is also drawn to the front-wing in particular and the fact that the cockpit has been shuffled backwards after a Lewis Hamilton complaint in 2023.

Read his full analysis below.

READ MORE: How Mercedes' W15 is more than just a 'Red Bull clone'

The secret weapon?

Those front-wing flaps are sure to raise an eyebrow or two among rival teams.

Firstly, they will all be looking to see if the development is something worth their while in investing research into - and at the same time, thinking about whether it meets the regulations.

But just what is going on?

READ MORE: Key Mercedes detail set to cause a stir with rivals?

			© Mercedes / RacingNews365
	© Mercedes / RacingNews365

McLaren's warning after launching MCL38

Mercedes was actually the second team to launch of the day, hours after McLaren officially revealed the all-new MCL38, having released the livery last month.

The team is optimistic of maintaining their fortunes, but Team Principal Andrea Stella has warned that every team will fall foul of the same upgrade problem towards the end of the year.

READ MORE: McLaren in warning to rest of F1 field over upgrades

			© McLaren
	© McLaren

Brown urges FIA action

Meanwhile, CEO Zak Brown has gone further in his criticism of the Red Bull/RB partnership.

He believes joint-ownership of F1 teams should now be banned and has urged the FIA, F1's regulatory governing body, to step in.

READ MORE: Brown in fresh plea over F1 issue - 'The FIA really need to do something'

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