With their speed in Qualifying one would think that Mercedes would be winning races. However this unfortunately has not been the case so far, but could this all change in Monaco? Spanish GP winner Fernando Alonso seems to think so! Alonso has come out this week saying that he thinks Monaco will be Mercedes time .
It has been a hard couple of races for the Mercedes team. After such strong qualifying performances, 3 poles in a row, one might expect that the race result would at least be a podium. However this has not been the case for Mercedes, and it seems to all be stemming from the tyres. The race is on as the team tries to discover what the issue is and how to fix it.
It normally doesn’t start until the summer break but F1 is already in the grip of silly season! The questions over where the drivers will be next year truly began after the Malaysian Grand Prix and that infamous team order incident at Red Bull. Now it is the turn of Mercedes to have their driver line up questioned.
After the euphoria of Qualifying yesterday, it was back down to earth for Mercedes with a difficult race day. With the cars still hard on their tyres Rosberg managed to bring the car home in 6th, while Hamilton was unable to get points finishing in 12th.