As quickly as the 'Fric' storm swept into the paddock, it left with barely a whimper.
"It just cost a lot of money," he told German television RTL.
"It was said that Mercedes has the most complex system - the best system - but the hierarchy has apparently not shifted at all," said commentator Marc Surer on German television Sky.
Even Mercedes' rivals agree.
"To be honest, it seemed to have changed nothing with us," said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. "It had no effect.
"So now we have two kilos less ballast!"
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