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FIA 'happy' with Mercedes' new mirrors

2018-07-05 18:09
Mercedes W08 (AP)

Cape Town - The FIA will not be asking Mercedes to remove their new-spec mirrors as they have conformed "precisely" to the regulations.

Mercedes were facing the prospect of being placed under investigation after their new mirrors, used at the Austrian Grand Prix, were believed to be primarily providing them with an aerodynamic advantage.

Ferrari were told earlier in the season to revert to their old-spec mirrors after the extra supports they added to their mirrors were deemed as an aerodynamic feature first and foremost, and not a safety one.

But while Ferrari's design did not wash with the FIA, the governing body have no issues with Mercedes' mirrors.

"We are happy with them because they conform precisely to the letter of the TD [technical directive] that we sent," Whiting said.

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