The Champions Red Bull Racing’s design chief Adrian Newey says that Mercedes GP is launching its 2012 F1 car later than its competitor in order to hide something from the rest of the teams.
Mercedes decided that new W02 will be launched on Feb 21st in Barcelona. The German Nico Rosberg carried out a shakedown of the new W03 for Mercedes at Silverstone on Thursday.
“I assume that they want to hide something from the competition,” Newey admitted to Sport Bild. “It must be something that can be copied quite quickly; otherwise they wouldn’t try so hard to keep it secret.”
Adrian Newey was not alone in believing Mercedes had discovered some sort of innovation once again, with Helmut Marko adding: “They seem to have something special at the front of the car.”
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