The new F1 season is just days away now but former F1 car designer Gary Anderson has spelled out the ‘genuine problems’ Lewis Hamilton and George Russell face ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Pre-season testing results are always taken with a pinch of salt as some teams hold back on their full potential.
Both Red Bull and Ferrari are convinced that is the case for Mercedes, who struggled to match the pace of their rivals in Bahrain last week.
But Russell and Hamilton both insist their issues are genuine with pundits and former drivers also noticing issues for the Mercedes pair.
The bold upgrades on the W13 have failed to fix the oversteering and porpoising effects caused by the new design.
Neither of the two Mercedes drivers have appeared completely comfortable with any set up from three days testing in Bahrain