Mercedes' suspension under the spotlight again

Mercedes' suspension under the spotlight again

Further secrets of the Mercedes suspension system are emerging but moves to tighten the rules in this area have a different motivation, while Singapore looks like being the last roll of the 2016 dice for other teams' upgrades

Mercedes' hydraulic suspension system has gained further attention recently, with sections of the German motorsport press suggesting Formula 1's technical working group will discuss the high mounting of the heave unit on the W07's chassis.

It was, in fact, Renault that pioneered the reintroduction of hydraulic linked suspension a few seasons back, which led Mercedes to adopt the system and the term FRIC (front and rear inter-connected) being applied to such solutions.

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