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Williams F1 unsuccessful to copy Mercedes cooling system

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The Grove-based F1 squad Williams team is having a poor season so far. They are unable to lead the fight for the midfield due to a slow car and cannot figure out why.

Williams may be reaching out to Mercedes in a bid to end its 2018 car crisis.

Under the technical leadership of former Mercedes chief Paddy Lowe, Williams’ 2018 car is among the very slowest on the grid.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that a major issue is the cooling system.

“Paddy Lowe wanted to copy the cooling system of his former team Mercedes, but the concept is complicated and apparently Williams made a mistake,” correspondent Michael Schmidt explained.

“Now the bodywork has to be opened up completely and that costs a lot of downforce.”

Schmidt said it might tie in with a paddock conservation spotted in China between Lance Stroll’s father Lawrence and Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

A Williams engineer is quoted as saying: “If we solve the cooling problem, we’ll gain 8 tenths in one fell swoop.”

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