Mercedes confirmed that the Grand Prix of Australia their customers will use the latest specification engine.
During the tests in Barcelona in the paddock there were rumors that Mercedes feared for a potential problem with the crankshaft, which could force the German manufacturer to postpone the use of the latest specifications of the power plant in Melbourne.
However, a source at Mercedes said about the defect in the crankshaft nonsense. In addition, this version of the power plant will also use Force India and Williams.
Mercedes made major changes in the powertrain for the upcoming season. There were rumors, though the new unit on the dynamometer produced 70 horsepower more than the previous engine, but on the tests, this information was not confirmed. On the other hand, there is speculation that Spain Mercedes used its motor in the conservative mode to test experimental parts and other components.
The tests at Mercedes there is a problem with the layout of the unit MGU-K on the power plant, but the German team are doing everything possible to rectify the fault before the start of the weekend in Australia.
At the same time, in the camp of the German team can not be sure to use the engine at maximum capacity. Its full potential the engine will be able to show only after a few races after the start of the new season.
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