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Mercedes trace wing failure to material fault
Thursday 10th October 2013, 10:52 by TF1T Staff
Mercedes have confirmed that Nico Rosberg's front-wing failure during the Korean Grand Prix was caused by a material fault in just one of the connecting pylons.
The German was overtaking team-mate Lewis Hamilton down the main-straight in Korea when his front-wing suddenly dipped as he exited the slipstream of the second Mercedes.
Whilst the wing stayed attached, allowing Rosberg to continue to the pits at relatively high-speed, it caused dramatic scenes of sparking shooting as it scraped the track surface.
Mercedes don't believe a change to the wing's design is necessary, believing it is simply a one-off failure in the material.
Rosberg isn't concerned about it happening again.
"No," he replied when asked. "It [this design] has been there for eight years and it has never been a problem, it's just a very strange, unusual thing."
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