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Insight - Mercedes monkey seat updates

15 May 2016

The Spanish Grand Prix, the first European round of the year, is traditionally the race at which most teams introduce their first major car upgrades of the season.

World champions - and championship leaders - they may be, but Mercedes show no sign of resting on their laurels. In Barcelona the team have finally debuted the new front wing we showed you last time out in Russia, as well as new turning vanes under the chassis, and - shown below - a new monkey seat on the rear wing. It features an additional slot in its upper section, the primary function of which is to clean up airflow rather than generate downforce.