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Mercedes ups the ante for Monza

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03/09/2015

Mercedes has opted to use all its remaining engine development tokens for Monza.

The German team confirmed the move in a series of tweets this afternoon.

"Our drivers will take their third Power Units of the season and it will be a new spec using our remaining 7 development tokens," the Brackley outfit revealed, though it didn't specify which areas have been developed in using the tokens.

"We’ve tactically pulled forward planned 2016 development to learn about a new spec of Petronas fuel out on track," they added. "The goal? A dash of R&D exploring a new development direction to unlock more performance for the whole Mercedes family in 2016!"

The move however, will only see the works team benefit, as customers Williams, Lotus and Force India will not have access to the new units which see Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg take on their third engines of the season

Ferrari has used 3 of its remaining tokens for its home race, leaving the Italian team with 10. Honda has 4 remaining and Renault 12.

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1. Posted by TORC, 03/09/2015 21:30

"I can't tell you how excited the announcement that Mercedes will now be 2-3 seconds ahead of every one else is... NO... I mean I really can't tell you, I'm just too disappointed... There are no derogatory words strong enough... Sigh...

Thank you Renault and the FIA for championing a set of ridiculously complex and expensive rules that it's impossible for even you to comprehend in the name of placating spoiled self-serving clueless manufacturers and thereby gutting the essence of F1. Oh, and let's eviscerate testing and while we're at it idiotically penalize anyone for attempting 'Power Unit' development. Might as well red flag the season now 'n hand Lewis the championship... What's the point of carrying on this contrived charade??? Other than to put a few more unjustifiable tokens in CVC's coffers like a church tithing..."

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