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Mercedes, Bahrain, 2022

Mercedes have revealed a radical new development on their W13 ahead of the second pre-season test in Bahrain.

The team’s W13 appeared in the paddock at Bahrain International Circuit featuring revised, much slimmer sidepods.

Reports of a ‘sidepod-less’ W13 first emerged in Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra, which is believed to have been alerted to the design by one of Mercedes’ rivals.

The new car features tall, narrow cooling inlets in place of the square air intakes which appeared on the previous design.

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Mercedes, Bahrain, 2022

Mercedes, Bahrain, 2022

Mercedes, Bahrain, 2022

Mercedes, Bahrain, 2022

Mercedes, Bahrain, 2022

Mercedes, Bahrain, 2022

Mercedes AMG F1 W13 sidepod detail. 10.03.2022. Formula 1 Testing, Sakhir, Bahrain, Day One. – www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images

Mercedes AMG F1 W13 sidepod detail. 10.03.2022. Formula 1 Testing, Sakhir, Bahrain, Day One. – www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images

Mercedes AMG F1 W13 sidepod detail. 10.03.2022. Formula 1 Testing, Sakhir, Bahrain, Day One. – www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images

Mercedes AMG F1 W13 sidepod detail. 10.03.2022. Formula 1 Testing, Sakhir, Bahrain, Day One. – www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images

Mercedes AMG F1 W13. 10.03.2022. Formula 1 Testing, Sakhir, Bahrain, Day One. – www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images

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