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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13
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The F1 car concept dilemma that Mercedes must answer soon

Mercedes is yet to get on top of its troubled W13 Formula 1 car as it gets set to face its first season of the hybrid era without winning either of the titles. As the time comes to switch focus to the 2023 campaign, Mercedes faces a dilemma on whether or not it should stay the course with its current car philosophy or change tact altogether

Mercedes has been quite open for months that its W13 car has proved to be the most complicated puzzle it has had to solve as a team.

In fact, it was its trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin who suggested that the problems with it were multi-layered. And the more it uncovered about what was holding the car back, the more it discovered things that were wrong.

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