Spanish GP no reason to write off rest of F1 season

Spanish GP no reason to write off rest of F1 season”

It was a race where Mercedes had no answer to Ferrari and Vettel's challenge in 2017, ending a run of four successive Monaco wins for the team.

After three races in which driver and the team have struggled to unlock performance from tyres and vehicle, Mercedes finally had the platform required at the Circuit de Catalunya. The drivers and teams know the track too well, and the layout of the track with those long-radius medium- and high-speed corners means that it's hard to follow another auto.

"We know that it is going to be a hard weekend, but as we have seen this year, you can still take great points from races you do not win". While it was Ferrari dominating Q1 and Q2, the team bagged pole where it mattered the most which was in Q3.

The 2019 F1 aero regulations are meant to help cars follow each other.

In Azerbaijan it went wrong when he outbraked in a foolhardy attempt to pass Bottas, and in Barcelona he briefly shone when he passed both Bottas and Magnussen with one silken manoeuvre. The five against, including Red Bull, feel that it's a bit premature and that more research needs to be done, plus the cost implications with designing a whole new concept isn't ideal, especially when the rules are expected to change again in 2021.

"This weekend we got ourselves on the right path", Hamilton said.

Mercedes looked strong all weekend, happier on the amended Pirelli tyres introduced for this weekend due to worries about excessive wear and tyre temperatures.

"I only said that we are loyal first of all to our drivers".

He added: "The pressure and the passion that I have to win this championship are far greater than I've ever had it". In China and Baku, the Mercedes drivers seemed to be struggling to "wake up" the tyres as well as the Ferrari drivers for the one-lap performance they needed in qualifying.

"If we don't see those issues then there are no excuses". A slow pit stop kept the Mercedes of Bottas behind the German. At the same time, Fernando Alonso was delighting the home crowd with a bold outside pass on Ocon early in the race and pulled an epic move on rookie Charles Leclerc. "I would like to hope it could be part of the turning point".

After a breathless and competitive season of Formula One, this weekend's action from the Spanish Grand Prix felt like a rerun. However, the Haas of Romain Grosjean spun at Turn 3 and took out the Renault of Nico Hulkenberg and the Toro Rosso of Pierre Gasly.

The F1 bandwagon will roll into Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix on 27 May.

"As much as I am overwhelmed by the victory here, my mind is already on Monaco, and I remember it wasn't a pleasant Sunday night previous year".

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