Merc’s works

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Mercedes is work­ing with par­ent com­pany Daim­ler to try and de­velop new clutch hard­ware in an ef­fort to im­prove its race starts. Both Mercedes have strug­gled to get off the line with the new man­ual sin­gle-clutch sys­tem this year, with Lewis Hamil­ton let­ting two con­sec­u­tive pole po­si­tions slip. Mercedes team head Toto Wolff said: “We tend to be­lieve it’s more of a hard­ware is­sue than just a con­trol elec­tron­ics prob­lem and you can’t solve that from one race to another. We are work­ing to try and sort it out. The way we as­sess and cal­i­brate clutches, and ob­vi­ously how the driv­ers op­er­ate them, needs to be op­ti­mised.”

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