‘Fric’ storm exits F1 with a whimper

“It changed nothing,” said Niki Lauda, chairman of the Mercedes team that supposedly would suffer most from the effective banning of the suspension technology.

“It just cost a lot of money,” he told German television RTL.

Indeed, Nico Rosberg dominated the German Grand Prix without the sophisticated ‘Fric’ system that was present for the silver W05’s eight other wins in 2014.

“To be honest, it seemed to have changed nothing with us,” said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. “It had no effect.

“So now we have two kilos less ballast!”

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