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Mercedes MGP W02 - 2012 exhaust positioning 26 November 2011

At the recent young driver test in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes and Williams trialled the new exhaust positioning which will be mandatory next season. Mercedes' solution (red arrows) is different to the one run by Williams. As per the regulations both exhaust pipes were straight and round over their last 10 cm of length but the Mercedes exhaust had a round fairing. The new-for-2012 rules state the final section of exhaust can be angled between 10 and 30 degrees on the longitudinal axis and 10 degrees on the transverse axis. Expect to see a variety of solutions next year.