How Mercedes' FRIC breakthrough works

How Mercedes' FRIC breakthrough works

By perfecting its 'FRIC', Mercedes has managed to replicate active suspension's advantages without breaching the current passive rules. Craig Scarborough explains all

As the resurrected Mercedes factory team floundered so often in its first three years back in Formula 1, it produced few truly successful technical developments.

But with its new lease of competitiveness in 2013, Mercedes' design has attracted renewed interest. One area that has piqued particular curiosity is its unique complex interlinked suspension, christened 'FRIC' by the media.

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