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Mercedes suspects clever engine mapping promote Red Bull and Lotus F1

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Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that Red Bull and Lotus could be advantaging from highly developed engine mapping settings and exhaust flow control, and believes its resulted recent supremacy of Red Bull and Lotus.

Recent some races showed Renault powered machines made domination; Red Bull and Lotus boost their performance in last three races.

Mercedes’ title chance washed out, following Vettel’s five consecutive victories. Renault-powered teams secured the top podium finishes in the past three races.

“I think what you can see is that Red Bull from Singapore onwards looked like having made a big step forward, and then in Korea the Lotus made a big step forward of 0.2-0.4 seconds.’ Wolff told Autosport

“The question we need to look at is what they do in terms of engine mapping maybe. Is there something there? The blowing strategy maybe?

“In terms of development over the last races, we seem to be behind. Is it because there is something we don’t understand in terms of mechanical set up?

“Or did first Red Bull and then Lotus do something which is related to engine strategy?”

Wolff also added that Mercedes now targeting second in constructors championship.

“There are three points to look at,” he said. “First, did we miss something and if so, why?, “Second, we need to balance the resources right in terms of 2014 versus 2013.

“Then third we have to be looking at finishing second in the championship. That is our target and we can’t let that go.”

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