Is the Mercedes F1 dynasty finally starting to wobble?

Lynette Rowe
July 6, 2018

In each case it's the last one he can use before penalties kick in.

Vettel leads the title race with 146 points ahead of Hamilton on 145, Raikkonen on 101 and Ricciardo on 96. I tried to manage, I could see my tyres opening up. "Immediately after the race, as soon as they got the auto back, I think that evening there was a fix that..." "I've got no time left in the tyres", said Hamilton, aware that a straightforward race win was in peril.

" When you look at how many wins I have had with this team, we've had far far more success than we've had failures and nobody is ideal".

Double podium and simultaneous gathering of racers Mercedes has secured Ferrari's lead in the constructors ' championship. At this point, the virtual safety auto was deployed.

'The spirit in the team is stronger than it's ever been. There's a great energy within team.

"These experiences that we have been having and how we've been handling them have really united us more than any year". "I think Ferrari have lost points I am pretty sure Red Bull has lost points". The next race will be held at Silverstone on July 8, 2018. "So, the team was super on it and I'm confident we've done everything we can to make sure it doesn't happen again". Chief strategist James Vowles made a public apology to Hamilton over the radio during last Sunday's race. But Hamilton does not think strategy is a weakness for Mercedes and remains convinced he has the best team behind him.

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"We are immensely proud of the four-day spectacle Melbourne puts on and honoured to raise the curtain on one of the world's most prestigious annual championships. It's just a different time", four-time world champion Hamilton told BBC Sport.

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"I think if you look at the season it's been like that for other teams too", he said.

"Every driver is different, and I've never worked with Lewis so I don't know what makes him tick, but it seems a fairly freakish thing for someone to need to do - to throw themselves under the bus to motivate a driver to go from fourth back into the lead", Horner said. I don't know if that's two or 10, or somewhere in-between. All I know is that we are constantly getting better and improving. I think we have to be very honest with ourselves and our fans that this is going to be a journey.

Esteban Ocon was sixth for Force India, ahead of Mexican teammate Sergio Perez, with McLaren's Fernando Alonso completing a remarkable afternoon with eighth place after starting in the pit lane.

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