After eight years of complete domination in the Formula 1 caravan, Mercedes is facing a problem in the new season.
The V 13 car made for this season currently cannot match Ferrari and Red Bull. What worries drivers and people in Mercedes the most is the fact that despite certain corrections, there is still no progress.
“We are all still in the process of getting to know the characteristics of the car. Everything we tried to fix failed. We are still where we were,” said Toto Wolff the first man of the team.
In Melbourne, Russell took third place, while seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was fourth.
“It doesn’t make sense to change much now, we will just confuse the engineers. It is clear that the rivals are ahead of us, but we must be patient. “Every step forward is very slow,” Wolff said.
The next race in the championship will take place in Italy for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on April 24.