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Can Mercedes break Formula 1's cycle of doom?

OPINION: Teams that have dominated for long periods throughout Formula 1's history often take years to get back to the top of the tree once they've slipped down. But it remains to be seen whether the same will happen to Mercedes after a challenging 2022 season

While the W13 will not go down in the history books as one of Mercedes’ greatest cars, it would equally be wrong to say that it was a complete flop. For while there were some clear weaknesses, especially at the start of the season as engineers battled to cure its porpoising, there were some strengths to the package too.

Indeed, give it the right type of circuit, with the right combination of high and low speed corners, not too long a straight, and not too many bumps, and the spec of car over the final section of the championship was able to gun for wins.

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