Thursday, 31 July 2014

Mercedes working hard to stamp out reliability issues

(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)

Mercedes Non Executive chairman Niki Lauda has confirmed that the team are working extremely hard behind the scene's to eradicate the reliability issues that have blighted Lewis Hamilton's side of the garage recently. During qualifying for the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring the 2008 world champion suffered a brake failure which resulted is a huge crash for the Englishman.

Last time out in Hungary, Hamilton was once again struck down by a reliability issue as he suffered a fuel fire during qualifying and as a result started the race from the pit-lane. Hamilton also suffered a engine failure in the opening race of the season. 

Hamilton isn't the only driver to have suffered reliability issues, Nico Rosberg has suffered one retirement which came at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone last month when he suffered a gearbox failure. 

Lauda has stated that he would like to see both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton competing on a level playing field. Rosberg has also stated that he would like to see both drivers racing wheel to wheel once again like the way they were in Bahrain earlier this season a race which saw Hamilton take the win while Nico Rosberg finished the race in second place. 

Lauda has insisted that fom day one both drivers have had equal equipment and that is the way it will remain.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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