For those of you keeping a close eye on Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 Formula 1 campaign, you were probably perplexed by his lack of pace two weeks go but it now seems that Mercedes have done a deeper dive into the causes of his lack of pace in the Russian Grand Prix.
“It was just a bunch of small things that all added up in one pot,” Hamilton said.
“Nothing in particular, not single one thing that was bigger than another.
“That just led us in slightly the wrong direction but it should be better this weekend.
“It is a tyre issue. The tyre window working range is quite small, so the whole weekend I was generally not in the right window with it.”
It’s was relatively clear that he was struggling with a tire issue but a lot of drivers were, to be fair, however, his teammate had a much better race.
As Lewis points out, there were most likely a lot of small things that meant he was slower than his teammate but when you are at the top of the grid, like Mercedes is, the issues are incremental and usually small. We’re talking hundreds of a second here.
I didn’t pick Lewis to win in Spain but truth be told, maybe I should have if they’ve figured out what the issues were. And…the team have some brand new nose aero that is very interesting.
Hat Tip: Autosport