F1: A bumpy start to the season for Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell

Mercedes has dominated Formula 1 since 2014, said Luke Slater The Daily Telegraph: You’ve won an unprecedented eight consecutive Constructors’ Championships and seven Drivers’ Championships. It’s true that having Lewis Hamilton, the outstanding driver of the time, was a great help. But they had something else: the fastest car.

How differently things have turned out this season, Giles Richards said in The guard. Just four races in and already Mercedes is looking good on the pace – third in the Race of Constructors, with just two podium finishes. And Hamilton is seventh in the drivers’ standings. At the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday, he experienced one of the hottest afternoons of his career, finishing 13th and suffering from the indignation of being lapped by the winner Max Verstappen. After the race, the seven-time champion said there was “no question” his title hopes were over.

Laurence Edmondson is at the root of the Mercedes problems ESPN, is a regulation introduced by F1 this year. To make racing more exciting and overtaking easier, teams have been given more freedom to create ‘downforce’ from the underside of the cars. This leads to a phenomenon known as “porpoises,” which occurs when a car jumps up and down as it reaches top speed from the sudden increase and then decrease in downforce.

It’s long been known that porpoises become a problem when cars create their own downforce, Rebecca Clancy said in The times, but it was thought teams would take care of the problem. Surprisingly, Mercedes was less efficient than others. Hamilton’s teammate George Russell has even admitted his car was so bumpy it left him with back pain and trouble breathing. “The hopping really takes your breath away,” he said. It also took away Mercedes’ dominance.

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