Mercedes Worried of Mechanical Issues in the Remaining Races

Giancarlo Perlas September 23, 2014
Nico Rosberg could only watch as he was forced to retire in Singapore following a series of mechanical problems.

Nico Rosberg could only watch the finish of the latest F1 event from the pit as he was forced to retire in Singapore following a series of mechanical problems. (Photo Source: TheGuardian)

The people behind the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas admitted that they are worried of mechanical issues arising in the remaining races of the 2014 season. It should be noted that both of its drivers have become victim of such problems starting in Australia.

Between the two drivers, Lewis Hamilton had the most frequency of mechanical issues in his W05. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg was the latest victim of a breakdown.

The forced retirement of Rosberg in Singapore Grand Prix denied him of acquiring any points in that event. So, when Hamilton emerged first in the finish line, he was automatically awarded 25 points in his card. The win of the Briton was also a significant one because it elevated him into the first position in the current drivers’ rankings of F1. At present, Hamilton leads the standings with 241 points while Rosberg went down at number two with 238 points. Only three points separate the two Mercedes drivers, but the major tipping point would be another mechanical problem in the next races.

It should be mentioned as well that Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull has been displaying consistent performances lately, and he has three wins under his sleeve. So, if Mercedes screws up again, particularly during the double points race, Ricciardo (with consistent finish not going lower than third place) might improve his rankings above his current place especially if he wins the double points race.

Therefore, Mercedes should keep watch of any mechanical issues as much as possible to avert a possible upset victory by their rival.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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