Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has lamented lack of pace after they struggled against the speed of Red Bull and Aston Martin in the Formula One season opener.
Bahrain GP ‘one of worst days’ for Mercedes
Mercedes started the Formula One season being beaten in Bahrain by their own engine which powered Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin to the podium while they struggled as the fourth fastest team.
“That was one of our worst days in racing,” declared team boss Toto Wolff as seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and George Russell seventh.
Red Bull’s double world champion Max Verstappen led team mate Sergio Perez in a one-two finish with the Dutch driver finishing 50.977 seconds up the road from Hamilton.
“It was not good at all; we are lacking pace front, right, and centre,” said Wolff.