Mercedes has been the target of suspicion as few believe that the Silver Arrows are in as bad shape as they appeared in Bahrain’s training. But journalist Will Buxton believes the problems are real:
“I can’t remember the last time I didn’t see Mercedes at the top at the beginning of the season,” he says on his YouTube vlog. “But Mercedes is in second place right now. Given the problems they had during the winter test, you could even put them down ”.
“From what I’ve seen and heard, the problems are real. These included not only reliability problems but also balance issues in the car. To take full advantage of the new technical regulations for the flat bottom, it is necessary to use a raised rear, something that Mercedes is simply not used to. It is said that this gives them a lot of headaches and that it will cost them some time in that case, ”said Buxton, who does not see Mercedes as a favorite.