Azerbaijan GP

Engine trouble hits both Mercedes, Rosberg fix quickly

Engine trouble hits both Mercedes, Rosberg fix quickly

Engine trouble hits both Mercedes, Rosberg fix quickly

Following the inaugural Baku F1 race, former triple time world champion and Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda says that, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton had the same engine problem during the race, but the race leader was able to fix it from the cockpit quicker.

“The problem, both cars had, and Nico fixed it quicker than Lewis could. I don’t want to blame Lewis for it because it is rather complicated driving and understanding what is going on. The ban is there, so we have to adapt to it.” Lauda told Sky Sports

Lauda also quote on the radio bans: “It is difficult for the drivers. In this case it was a discussion about engine modes, and we can’t tell them. The drivers have to decide themselves.

Sky F1 release an update from Mercedes on those engine settings:

“Nico had made a change during the race that caused the issue. So when told it was an issue with the mode, as permitted by the FIA, he switched back out of it.

“Lewis had the setting from the start of the race and it was not obvious that this setting was causing the problem.

“Fundamental problem is on our heads as it was a configuration not working properly, not the driver’s fault. But the radio rules complicated things drastically: without this, it would have been solved immediately.”

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