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A Look at the Mercedes-AMG F1 2020 Updates

<p><em>Image source: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team</em></p><p>Reigning seven-time Formula 1 champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team are not coasting into the 2020 season, which is the last one under the current set of technical regulations. Instead, the team shocked observers, who spotted drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtieri Bottas tugging at a moving steering column that extended backward while they were driving</p><p>This Dual Axis Steering system, which lets the driver adjust the toe angle of the front tires to reduce drag on long straights, is only one of many innovations in the car, as explained by James Allison, technical director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.</p>
Mercedes aims to stretch its F1 domination to seven straight championships with a car it says is better than last year's championship winner, thanks, in part, to a steering wheel that moves fore and aft in addition to turning left and right.

Dan Carney is a Design News senior editor, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, especially emerging electric vehicle and autonomous technologies.

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