McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that Kevin Magnussen’s recent struggles are par for the course for a rookie driver – especially one with an underperforming car.
The entire world of F1 continues to contemplate the reigning quadruple world champion’s current struggle even to keep up with his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
Lauda, the Mercedes team chairman, told German television RTL: “He has been very spoiled in the past with many highs and victories, but that performance has gone… He has forgotten how to drive another car.
Felipe Massa admits he’s been frustrated by the bad luck that has cost him a lot of points in the early races of the season.
In China he was wet set in sixth when there was a delay at his first pit stop after it was realized that the crew was trying to fit the left rear tire on the right, and vice versa.
Lewis Hamilton had yet another dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but an odd turn of events at the end of the race had the Mercedes driver questioning himself.
Hamilton had an 18s lead over teammate Nico Rosberg when he was shown the checkered flag at the end of Lap 55 – one lap before it should have been displayed.
Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel isn’t used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it’s happened twice in two races.
Vettel, only months removed from wrapping up his most dominant season in F1, was instructed to allow debutant Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo to pass him midway through Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as the German’s speed began to fade due to his rapidly degrading tires.