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Grand Prix Mercedes team jokes that crane operator may have revealed car’s secrets

May 29, 2023  By Reuters

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff joked that a Monaco Grand Prix crane operator must have been trained by the ‘Cirque du Soleil’ after Lewis Hamilton’s car was lifted sky high following a crash in final practice.

More seriously, there was some concern the incident may have revealed to rivals secrets of the car’s floor and upgraded aerodynamics. Hamilton’s Mercedes dangled alarmingly, tilted forwards and backwards and giving a clear shot of the underside.

The Red Bull of Checo Perez, which crashed later in qualifying, was also lifted away but with less exposure of the floor.



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