Mercedes steals Monza tech headlines

Mercedes steals Monza tech headlines

At a track where all Formula 1 teams have different packages to reduce drag, it's Mercedes' major engine upgrade that has dominated paddock tech talk, says CRAIG SCARBOROUGH

Monza is the last of the Formula 1 season's high-speed tracks. As well as demanding an extreme low-drag set-up, that also makes it an ideal venue to introduce a new engine specification.

Several manufacturers introduced power unit upgrades, headlined by a substantial token spend at Mercedes, while every car had aero changes to reflect the circuit's needs.

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