As you may have also noticed, contrary to the outstanding dynamics of the Austrian Grand Prix, Mercedes faced a very unusual error.
Valtteri Bottast and Lewis Hamilton had been warned several times to be more careful with their cars and to avoid the kerbs. Since then, mercedes maanged to identify the source of the (gearbox) error:
The racing team engineer stated that the first signs occurred during the first training and they indicated that subsequent problems may occur. This must have been the reason for Bottas’ technical problems on Friday.
On the qualifying day this problem occurred several times and we were sure that it will be the same during the race as well. This is our racing car’s basic disease, which occurs several times, of course we don’t know when, it is only a matter of time. This is not caused by a faulty part, but by the electric noise caused by the functioning of the different parts.’ – explained the reason Andrew Shovlin, senior engineer of Mercedes.
Currently the team is working on the changes to be implemented with the purpose of reducing this so called electric noise. Their aim is to troubleshoot the problem by the time the Styrian Grand Prix takes place.
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