Martin Brundle on Mercedes: “It’s very worrying” / Formula 1

Martin Brundle on Mercedes: “It’s very worrying” / Formula 1

Briton Martin Brundle, long-time GP driver and now Formula 1 specialist for British Sky, worries about Mercedes: “They can’t control these cars.”

Mercedes also did not shine in Japan: George Russell seventh, Lewis Hamilton ninth. On the British Sky podcast, 158-time GP participant Martin Brundle analyzed the status of past series winners.

Brundle, now a renowned Grand Prix expert, says: “I find the evidence that Mercedes is struggling to match data from the wind tunnel and simulations with values ​​from the racetrack very worrying.”

The 1988 world sports car champion continued: “Mercedes needs to understand its car as soon as possible, and I can imagine that people there are now very worried. A lot of very intelligent people work at Mercedes, they have a lot of resources at their disposal, work tools and the budget. I can’t say what the problem is, because if Mercedes specialists don’t understand all this, how can I?”

“But the opinion remains that they cannot control these winged cars. For the third year in a row. They always come out with a new race car, they believe that they have finally solved everything, with a lot of positive statements, and then the old problems reappear, like diving .”

Suspects for sixth place in the 1992 World Cup: “The biggest difficulty is that the car is very fast under certain conditions. But they cannot reproduce this speed as it wants, not from training to training and not from GP weekend to GP weekend .”

The 64-year-old’s conclusion: “A good grip balances like a knife edge. If it works, then great, but that can change very quickly. When such smart people can’t do that, it’s very sad and worrying for the team.”

Japan-GP, Suzuka Circuit

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:54:23,566 h
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +12.535 seconds
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +20,866
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +26,522
05. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +29.700
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, +44,272
07. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +45,951
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, +47.525
09. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +48,626
10. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, +1 Round
11. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1 lap
12. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 Round
13. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 Lap
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), clean, +1 lap
15. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 Round
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, +1 Round
17. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, +1 Round
Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, Elektrik
Alex Albon (T), Williams, Crash
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, Crash

World Championship Standings (after 4 out of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 77 points
02. Perez 64
03. Leclerc 59
04. Sainz 55
05. Norris 37
06. Plate 32
07. Russell 24
08. Alonso 24
09. Hamilton 10
10. Walk 7
11. Tsunoda 7
12. Oliver Bearman (GB) 6
13. Hulkenberg 3
14. Magnussen 1
15. Alboni 0
16. Zhou 0
17. Ricciardo 0
18. Okon 0
19. 0 gas
20. Bota 0
21. Sergeant 0

Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 141 Punkte
02. Ferrari 120
03. McLaren 69
04. Mercedes 34
05. Aston Martin 33
06. Running Bull 7
07. Especially 4
08. Williams 0
09. Sauber 0
10. Alpine 0