RUMOUR: Mercedes’ US GP upgrades to bring significant improvement?

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Mercedes is bringing their last car upgrade of the 2022 season to the United States Grand Prix, and rumours say it could bring significant improvement.

In Mercedes’ United States Grand Prix preview, team boss Toto Wolff said the team is bringing its last upgrade for the W13 this weekend, and they hope it will bring them “a step forward and closer to the front runners”.

Well, according to Formu1a.uno, the new upgrade package is geared toward preparing the team for 2023, and is expected to bring significant improvement.

“According to information obtained exclusively by Formu1a.uno we should expect small changes in the nose cone, front wing and the new floor,” the website wrote.

“Furthermore, Mercedes will complete another step towards the weight limit.


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“New lighter components should guarantee a weight reduction of around (but less than) 5kg, and bring the car closer to the well known 798kg minimum weight.

“Talking about the weight only, this should ensure an improvement of around 1 tenth per lap,” the report concluded.

Well, gaining one tenth per lap on weight alone sounds pretty good, but it remains to be seen if these rumours are actually true.

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