Secrets of Merc's F1 rake problems with Scarbs & Windsor

Red Bull RB16 VS Mercedes W12 rake

Most F1 cars run relatively high rake angles - run much higher ride-heights at the rear than at the front - but that isn't the case with the Mercedes factory team and its Aston Martin customer rendition.

Although Merc's "low-rake" aero approach has helped them to seven straight World Championships, new rules for 2021 have shifted the baselines - and the airflow to the all-important diffusers. Craig Scarborough explains the new tyre "squirt" issues with his own drawings and detailed analysis.

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