The real secret of Mercedes' success

The real secret of Mercedes' success

There are numerous theories about the origin of Mercedes' current advantage, but the real reason lies in decisions made back in 2008, says JONATHAN NOBLE

There's rarely a golden bullet in Formula 1. Recent weeks have been dominated by talk of what might be the single factor that's helped Mercedes produce such a dominant car this season.

A fair amount of fuss has been made of the fact that the compressor on the Mercedes turbocharger is at the opposite end of the engine to the turbine. Could that be it?

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