But­ton’s view

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One driver that plans to stay re­tired from F1 for this year, Jen­son But­ton, reck­ons the new rule changes for this sea­son could still play into Mercedes’ hands. This year’s cars will fea­ture sig­nif­i­cantly more aero­dy­nam­ics, some­thing But­ton says may still favour the Sil­ver Ar­rows. “For any­body to catch Mercedes is a big ask, it re­ally is,” said But­ton at last week­end’s Race of Cham­pi­ons event. “No­body knows [what will hap­pen] with com­pletely dif­fer­ent reg­u­la­tions. With the way they [the cars] are now, there’s a lot more drag, so you need mas­sive amounts of power, which Mercedes seem to have. I think if any­one chal­lenges them, then they’ll have done a great job over the win­ter.”

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