Mercedes doubts ditching slim F1 sidepods would change competitiveness

Mercedes turned heads in pre-season testing when it arrived in Bahrain with a super-slim sidepod design, dubbed the ‘zeropod’, as one of the biggest design diversions under the new regulations. 
But Mercedes has struggled to match the performance of front-runners Red Bull Racing and Ferrari through the early part of the season, finishing a race no higher than third.
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