Could Mercedes' W12 be the 2nd strongest car of 2021? Hamilton and Mercedes may have won the 2021 Bahrain GP, but eyes are on Red Bull's RB16B to be the faster car of the 2021 Formula 1 season. But why? The prevailing theory lies with the combination of rake setups and the new 2021 floor regulations hurting Mercedes the most, despite its all-new for Bahrain car. Jake Boxall-Legge takes a look at what Mercedes brought to the first race of the year, and how its low rake setup might now be its biggest hindrance.
0:00 2021's New Rules Hurting Mercedes
0:39 F1's Debate Over Rake
1:46 How F1's New Rules Hurt Low Rake Cars
2:42 Updating The 2021 Cars
3:12 Mercedes Car Upgrades To Negate Rake Loss
4:24 Red Bull's Performance Gain
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