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With Formula 1's rules for 2021 now in place, will standard-setting Mercedes now be forced into a philosophy change? Our Technical Consultant tackles this, as well as Haas's struggles and Honda's engine strengths

With the new rules set for 2021, how important will the rake of the new cars be in relation to the ground effect? Are we going to see more cars going towards Mercedes' low-rake concept or is it Mercedes that will be forced to adopt the high-rake philosophy instead?
Ivan Souza, via email

The quick answer is I don't really have a clue because that's what all the research and development that the teams are doing will reveal. However, the reasons behind a high-rake philosophy are still the same if actually not more of a requirement.

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