F1 » Mercedes finds little comfort in going backwards

The Mercedes team were savvy enough not to get carried away with their front-row lock-out on Saturday, but they still weren't expecting the downfall that awaited them in the race.

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Chris - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:24 PM

Just about this time last year when Mercedes started their downward spiral.
They have been trying to sort out their tyre issues now for 3 years.
They won't do it.
So glad that Schumi didn't sign up for a fourth year of crap.

Jo Bangles - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:40 PM

Seriously merc, you have serious design flaws and your fix is to replace senior management,?? Technical staff needs a clear out as well. Absolutely shocking result.. Mclarens only issue is not having LH. The car's plenty fast enough..

Saucisson - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:43 PM

Mercedes have lost even more than last year in the first round of upgrades, just who is designing their cars?? As above it certainly isn't Nicki Lauda who was actually celebrating yesterday, shows how much he knows..

bob - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:09 PM

@Jo Bangles

"Mclarens only issue is not having LH. The car's plenty fast enough.."

Another deluded Hamilton fanboy I see. HAHAHA

At this very race in 2009 McLaren also had a bad car and a driver names Lewis Hamilton. He qualified 14th and finished 9th.

I suggest you take a look at the race results today - McLaren are doing just fine without glory boy Hamilton!

steve Archibald - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:24 PM

The W04 has to be F1's biggest enigma ever which will need a Alan Turing type brain to solve the mystery of the car that eats its tires.

The two quickest drivers in F1 have put the this mean machine on pole three in a row but yet in a race they just seem to be driving in reverse, Ross Brawn and his engineers are trying to understand it Nico cant explain it and poor old Lewis was totally lost,

As for the race if not for quality commentary and summing up from quality pundits like Crofty and Brundle i would be lost , this is no longer racing but strategy which is being played out between the teams at the expense of real racing. FIA your tire situation has gone to far.

Very sad day.

jim crint - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:25 PM

"Mclarens only issue is not having LH. The car's plenty fast enough.."

Hahahaha! That's the funniest post I've ever seen on here. Talk about seeing what you want to see.....etc.

Rosberg starts on pole and finishes 6th. Hamilton starts 2nd and finishes 12th. Button starts 14th and finishes 8th! And Lewis would be able to do what exactly, having been beaten today by a supposedly (according to Lewis fanboys) inferior team mate!

Go figure!

jim crint - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:29 PM

@steve Archibald - I agree that the tyre situation has gone too far. But not only that, the overtakes today were so easy as to be worthless in terms of a sporting spectacle! F1 is in danger of becoming a joke!

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