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First look: Mercedes upgrade package - has the zeropod survived?

The long-anticipated upgrade package was delayed by a week, but the "visible" change promised by Mercedes has been delivered.

Mercedes' long-awaited upgrade package has finally been added to the W14 after its introduction was delayed by a week following the cancellation of last weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows have again failed to make their mark within F1's newest regulation set, continuing their struggles from last year with a car unable to challenge for race victories. Mercedes had promised "visible" change from the updates, and judging by the below photographs, the team has delivered. Most notably, it appears the 'zeropod' concept has been ditched. See for yourself!

Comparativas de los nuevos pontones de Mercedes New @MercedesAMGF1 sidepods comparissions #f1 #MonacoGP pic.twitter.com/NuMcAYaPMe — Albert Fabrega (@AlbertFabrega) May 25, 2023

A bit of edits in Lightroom to bring out more detail: pic.twitter.com/hfWKVSJ0RO — Bryson Sullivan 🇺🇲 (@NaturalParadigm) May 24, 2023

Primera imagen de los muevos pontones de Mercedes. First image of the new Mercedes sidepods. #f1 #MonacoGP pic.twitter.com/su38hzjeDN — Albert Fabrega (@AlbertFabrega) May 24, 2023

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