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Mercedes' reinvention of the steering wheel banned one day after its release...but Lewis Hamilton and his boffins could enjoy title-winning edge as design won't be outlawed until 2021 Mercedes trialled their design during testing in Barcelona earlier this week Lewis Hamilton was seen altering the alignment of his tyres with steering wheel Mercedes' rivals were aghast and know it will take months to mirror design Hamilton's new steering wheel is likely to give him a big advantage this season 

By Jonathan McEvoy for the Daily Mail

Published: 21:22 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 21:23 GMT, 21 February 2020

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Mercedes' reinvention of the steering wheel has been banned just a day after it broke cover. Not that Lewis Hamilton and his boffins will mind because it won't be outlawed until 2021 and is expected to give them a title-winning edge this season. 

The design was trialled during testing in Barcelona this week when Hamilton was seen pushing his steering wheel forward at the start of straights, bringing his front tyres inwards, and then pulling it back entering corners, moving the tyres out, providing perfect grip for the demands of the track. 

Rivals were aghast at the ingenuity of it

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