Mercedes was just over a lap away from bouncing back after two forgettable street races with a victory as soon as F1 returned to a conventional circuit, but the French Grand Prix slipped through Lewis Hamilton's fingers as the reigning world champion team was outfoxed by Red Bull. Scott Mitchell looks at where Mercedes went wrong, what it could have done differently, and how the race at Paul Ricard fitted into a developing pattern of the team not being at its sharpest READ MORE HERE 🤍the-race.com/formula-1/how-mercedes-underestimated-verstappens-undercut/ Subscribe: 🤍the-race.com/youtube_subscribe Website: 🤍the-race.com/ Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/WeAreTheRace Instagram: 🤍instagram.com/WeAreTheRace Facebook: 🤍facebook.com/WeAreTheRace Podcasts: 🤍the-race.com/podcasts Thanks for watching - please like, share and comment, please also hit subscribe to show your support so we'll keep doing what we're doing. #F1 Hamilton #Verstappen 🤍🤍the-race.com 🤍🤍twitter.com/wearetherace
Perhaps Merc was over-reliant on computer modeling. The track was talking to the drivers (tire wear heavier than expected) and the drivers, on multiple teams, were relaying increased tire wear but Merc didn't listen. Humans and their intuition are still relevant.
Red Bull Honda's car is as good as Mercedes now, and Max and Hamilton are both great drivers... small errors in strategy are going to make the difference for either team.
I'm really missing "Get in there Lewis".
Mercedes know then they were off pace with red bull an eight title would not come smooth
First time there getting tested like this and they don't know how to respond I saw this coming along time ago with ferrari
Me and my kids were shouting at the TV that Lewis needed to pit immediately after Max. I think this should have been evident from how much faster other stoppers had been.
when the hunter becomes the hunted
Mercedes will win Next week's Race at Austria
Mercedes' strategists have had some howlers like this for the last few years. Simply unacceptable at this level.
Definitely one of the best races in a long time! This is what F1 should be like every weekend, edge of your seat excitement! 👍
I think that Mercedes now has the challenge Hamilton was asking for, and the team is now cracking under RB success, but it is still early, many more races to go, lets see how Mercedes, will respond under pressure from Max, and Peres .
"Someone is within 40 seconds of us. We just can't work out why or how." [Toto turns angrily towards Bottas]
It seems that being faster than Mercedes is not allowed so they're introducing new pit stop directives.
For safety ofcourse....
Mercedes is still a much faster car, but Verstappen is so much better then Hamilton and Bottas.
Bad karma for mercedes petronas this year...sorry toto
Verstappen and Perez finally have a competative car, they won this the hard way. Now we see with some competition that Mercedes isnt infallible
Red Bull earned it the hard way ... Mercedes was in top form in France. Sergio has come to grips with the RB16B it seems well before Valteri has understood the W12. Max ... well he's just on another level this season and Lewis is throwing everything he's got at him to no effect.
You present this video like it's totally and only Mercedes' fault. There is still a driver in the car you know...