Mercedes seems to have a major benefit over Crimson Bull and Ferrari when it comes to reliability. This is without doubt one of the key observations identified by Mika Hakkinen in his column for the betting web site Unibet.
Whereas evaluating the highest three groups in his column, the Flying Finn identified that whereas each Crimson Bull and Ferrari have been considerably plagued with reliability points, Mercedes has been in a position to preserve issues comparatively secure on that entrance.
“Mercedes has the one factor each Crimson Bull and Ferrari lack: reliability. They’re additionally fast sufficient to be persistently the third quickest automobile on the monitor and in a position to choose up good factors each time Crimson Bull or Ferrari have any points. This regarded like a step ahead when it comes to race set-up. The crew has been attempting new issues on the automobile, typically making it very troublesome for each drivers, however Sunday regarded optimistic.”
It’s fairly attention-grabbing to see that Crimson Bull and Ferrari have suffered a number of DNFs this season regardless of being the highest groups. In the meantime, Mercedes has stored issues comparatively clear aside from the facility unit concern skilled by its drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton in Barcelona.
Mika Hakkinen sides with Mercedes on FIA’s intervention on porpoising
Intervening into the porpoising drawback plaguing a number of groups, the FIA launched a technical directive on the identical final weekend. The motorsport governing physique acknowledged that F1 automobiles can be monitored and never allowed to bounce past a selected threshold.
In the meantime, Crimson Bull and Ferrari have questioned the timing of the FIA’s intervention in technical rules, whereas Mercedes has welcomed the transfer which led to a logjam earlier than the race in Canada.
Mika Hakkinen felt that it was nice to see the FIA intervene and deal with drivers’ well being as a precedence. Claiming that adjustments should be made no matter their scope to assist one crew over the opposite, he mentioned:
“It’s good to see the FIA listening to issues about driver security. As ordinary, the easiest way to get to type it out is to measure what’s occurring after which make some choices primarily based on what the information exhibits. After all, some groups need to see adjustments, particularly if the porpoising is making their automobiles uncompetitive, however as soon as the FIA, groups, and drivers can get an correct image of what’s actually occurring, the correct steps could be taken.”
The bouncing saga may get extra intense sooner or later and it is going to be attention-grabbing to see which crew in the end finally ends up with a bonus in spite of everything of this.