Davidson says Mercedes is “trying to mimic Red Bull and Ferrari in their own way”

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Mercedes’ simulator driver and Sky Sports analyst Anthony Davidson says the team is not “in denial” about their 2022 ‘zero sidepods’ concept.

When Mercedes revealed its 2023 challengerthe W14, many were surprised when they saw that the team decided to stick with their ‘zero sidepods’ concept, especially because how it did not bring the performance they were hoping for in 2022.

As 2023 pre-season testing got underway, Mercedes’ simulator driver and Sky Sports analyst Anthony Davidson was asked if Mercedes was in denial on their issues.

“I wouldn’t say they’re in denial,” Davison said.

“Perhaps there’s a bit of going in the wrong direction of last year, but lessons were learnt.


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“And just because the sidepods are the same and the car looks similar, it doesn’t mean it fundamentally has the same philosophy.

“I know things have changed in their approach.

“They do have a new ride height for this season and they’re trying to mimic Red Bull and Ferrari – in their own way,” the Briton concluded.

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