Confused Mercedes 'slower than Red Bull' - F1 testing's big lessons

14 mar. 2021
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F1 testing was shorter than ever in 2021, giving the teams just three days to get themselves ready for the new season. Things look good for Red Bull, but is Mercedes really on the back foot? Scott Mitchell looks at the fortunes of the two teams at the front of the grid, and picks out the other things we've learned from F1 pre-season in Bahrain
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  • Mercedes is the reason why every vehicle on the road exists the always wineries on my book........go L.H

    ThrownbearThrownbearAcum 9 Zile
  • Yeah? We have Lewis.

    Steve da Rednek1Steve da Rednek1Acum 13 Zile
  • Iam max fans but just dont give me hope. Anyways its race weekend

    nizam akhtarnizam akhtarAcum 16 Zile
  • If red bull can win this year, I will literally die of excitement lmao

    676 767676 767Acum 17 Zile
  • Merc are playing mind games. Convince other teams their cars don't need further development.

    Shah AlamShah AlamAcum 17 Zile
  • I am 50/50 .. I think Merc was BS us all again.

    oscardriveroscardriverAcum 18 Zile
  • There should be a dedicated car that crashes out Mercedes every race just pick straws. Everyone will be happy

    Ivan DobrichkovIvan DobrichkovAcum 18 Zile
  • I'm sure the Mercedes is actually only .1 secs faster than Williams.

    Robert KohnertRobert KohnertAcum 19 Zile
  • So much sand in my pants. Thanks Mercedes.

    Chidiebere NdukwuChidiebere NdukwuAcum 19 Zile
  • I prefer MotoGP now than F1

    rem kobayashirem kobayashiAcum 19 Zile
  • Isn't this likeevery yearthey have a problem... Come race day they will be 1&2 all over again it really sucks to watch when we already know who's gonna come 1&2

    rem kobayashirem kobayashiAcum 19 Zile
  • If he can't fabricate some kind of controversy then he doesn't have a show does he?

    Benevolent ProtectorBenevolent ProtectorAcum 19 Zile
  • 2:36 if Bottas hopped for anything it was for Hammilton to retire.

    GOGOgomesGOGOgomesAcum 19 Zile
  • Verstappen is just frankly more gifted than Hamilton, who is a great driver, but who Russell proved is not as GOAT as he's made out to be. Level cars, level drivers, go Max.

    C C93C C93Acum 19 Zile
  • So you could say they are the underdogs? BUAHAHAHA *laughs in Toto*

    Gabriel SterrGabriel SterrAcum 20 Zile
  • Cap

    fastpace101fastpace101Acum 20 Zile
  • or is it another sandbagging run by Mercedes again....

    Mich SMich SAcum 20 Zile
  • Mercedes is such a joke, they really believe anyone would believe their bullshit sandbagging lmfao

    OohDummOohDummAcum 20 Zile
  • It’s pronounced Three not free

    4D4M H4RT4D4M H4RTAcum 21 o Zi
  • These at The Race are more of brazen racists putting up Hamilton and hairsplitting n' in what looks making him a long pursued scapegoat for everything. The idiots at The Race made it unreasonable and envious when they came out barking Russel for Hamilton replacement in their trash bag argument. Blowing things out of proportion is an idiocy; regardless of all coming results and performances Sir Luis Hamilton outshines all the rest and keeps on progressing proving you one barking donkeys.

    donneldonnelAcum 21 o Zi
  • Mercedes was sandbagging, but was Aston Martin also sandbagging? I sure hope so...

    Mike GrahamMike GrahamAcum 21 o Zi
  • Wouldn't bet on all this hype about Redbull's 2021 supremacy only after pre-season testing ....making rounds on Motorsport news platforms. Not the first time Mercedes has "underperformed" during testing

    Raphael WRaphael WAcum 21 o Zi
  • Lewis; "My tires are gone" Engineer; "No, that's the race script... here we just say we are confused".

    Ernesto GasullaErnesto GasullaAcum 21 o Zi
  • Pointless video. Mercedes 1/2 every race unless they trip over themselves.

    Colman CorkeryColman CorkeryAcum 22 Zile
  • Its testing lol

    Russell WilsonRussell WilsonAcum 22 Zile
  • Alpine not Alpeen

    HickazHickazAcum 22 Zile
  • The gaudy business connolly paste because cultivator allegedly jam following a unaccountable pie. learned, tall seaplane

    joel erulujoel eruluAcum 23 Zile
  • I love how so many people doubt Alonso because he was away from F1 even though that’s because he was winning LeMans and participating in Indycar, the Dakar Rally, etc...

    AbarthCorsaAbarthCorsaAcum 23 Zile
  • Lessons from this year's training sessions: Don't give a damn about this training sessions

    Elon MuskElon MuskAcum 24 Zile
  • Honda look to have a much more powerful engine than the rest and the car looks more planted through the corners. I wonder if RB have found a way to blow the difuser agian.

    Brendon NobleBrendon NobleAcum 24 Zile
  • Mercedes trolling everyone again...

    NewmaidumosaNewmaidumosaAcum 24 Zile
  • Im waiting 2021.Merc needs to sack Valteri Donuts, and finaly bring the real Champ George Russel in.When that happens Lewis will not be Champion anymore

    Aldin HuseinbasicAldin HuseinbasicAcum 24 Zile
  • Can anybody say, "sandbagging"...

    Israel SuedeIsrael SuedeAcum 24 Zile
  • Mercedes dominance WILL come to an end one day. Lets hope its sooner than most think

    L GlossopL GlossopAcum 24 Zile
  • Mercedes don't use everything in testing come next week merc back on top as usual

    Liam WilliamsLiam WilliamsAcum 25 Zile
  • I'm really tired of Lewis' arrogance.

    Renata StecRenata StecAcum 25 Zile
  • i think its coincidence that they're Sandbaggin cuz this year is a Big Adjustment cuz of the New Regulations I BET that if there were no regulations changed, Mercedes will set top 1 in Testing already

    11RossLeronX11RossLeronXAcum 25 Zile
  • Mercedes is Definitely Sandbaggin, idk but i feel like the reason all this like W12 spinning out is part of their plan in Testing, theyre like Merc: Hmmm lets see, will the Car spin this adjustment? Later on *the car did spin* Also Merc: alright Not that one, Lets try another adjustment Cuz i think its coincidence that they're doing that cuz this year is a Big Adjustment cuz of the New Regulations I BET that if there were no regulations changed, Mercedes will set top 1 in Testing already

    11RossLeronX11RossLeronXAcum 25 Zile
  • On a Dutch interview, Verstappen said the car felt 'predictable'. Never heard him say something like that before. Can't wait for the season start!!

    ThijsThijsAcum 25 Zile
  • One word. Sandbag. Mercedes test last year was also with a lot of fuel. I bet Merc. Will win the first race of 2021. Mark my words.

    cdrbmwcdrbmwAcum 25 Zile
  • sandbagging.. jeez

    Morten SønbergMorten SønbergAcum 25 Zile
  • If Mercedes can sort their engine cooling issue they'll be as superior as they have always been. They had about 50hp reserve that they didn't use during winter testing. Aston Martin had the same issues as Mercedes team.

    kimnicekimniceAcum 25 Zile
  • This will make Seb even balder 😜

    Calculus MetalCalculus MetalAcum 25 Zile
  • I think Ricardo beating Norris within a day or two means Norris long term future at McLaren is in doubt. He is a nice guy and very funny but F1 is a serious business and he isn’t quick enough if he can be beaten so easily and quickly by Ricardo. I predict no contract extension in the summer...

    Ian JuddIan JuddAcum 25 Zile
  • Competitors being 2s+ slower per lap different doesn't make for interesting racing.

    NowillNowillAcum 25 Zile
  • I mean, we all know Mercedes are sandbagging But what if Redbull is sandbagging to the same extent? Food for thought.

    Opinionated DyslexicOpinionated DyslexicAcum 25 Zile
  • It’s good to see the lord of the eyebrows back in f1.

    Michael BlackmanMichael BlackmanAcum 25 Zile
  • In 1991, Ferrari had shown in pre season testing to be fast. At the first race, Senna put his Mclaren MP4/6 on pole position by a margin of 1.1 seconds faster than said Ferrari. Ferrari never won a race that season. Testing means nothing in terms of points and championships.

    Twin540iTwin540iAcum 25 Zile
  • Let's assume that Mercedes and Red Bull are equal this year. If so, the question of who really is the better driver, Max or Lewis, will be answered. Personally I'm tipping Max but I've been wrong before.

    Just an average guyJust an average guyAcum 25 Zile
  • RedBull tops testing Toto and Mercedes at Bahrain Q3:- We can do that all day

    Jignesh SolankiJignesh SolankiAcum 25 Zile
  • I Just hope that maybe, just maybe Verstappen can snatch some wins from merc on slower curcuits with a lot of grip zones.

    BlackJackRaidenBlackJackRaidenAcum 25 Zile
  • Whoops.....too heavy sandbaggs 😎

    Robbie NLRobbie NLAcum 25 Zile
  • admiral ackbar

    Hunter MacfarlaneHunter MacfarlaneAcum 25 Zile
  • If only Mercedes, the automotive brand was as collected as their F1 team...

    Jacob SJacob SAcum 25 Zile
  • they just playin wit everyone

    Darren MoyerDarren MoyerAcum 25 Zile
  • I find it really annoying how everybody ignores the fact that the Mercedes were very unstable. Sandbagging does not lead to instability. Yes Mercedes might have some more pace still left, but it doesn’t change the fact that the cars were hard to drive. Simply saying Mercedes is sandbagging doesn’t look at all the facts.

    !Alexwingo!!Alexwingo!Acum 25 Zile
  • sooo 2020: ferrari engine problem, mercedes 2021: gearbox problem

    PlainBagelPlainBagelAcum 25 Zile
  • “We overcame so much in preseason testing, it was so difficult and took everything we had. A big thank you to all the people back in the factory that helped me achieve this win.” -Lewis in two weeks......

    pottsman420pottsman420Acum 25 Zile
  • gotta love McLaren for coming up with the cheeky little inovations

    Alistair WhiteAlistair WhiteAcum 25 Zile
  • Formula dOne

    Alfred HarringtonAlfred HarringtonAcum 25 Zile
  • Yeah, yeah. Right, right. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge...

    James Robert CoyleJames Robert CoyleAcum 26 Zile
  • Only 10 days to wait now... It's been a while since I've been this excited about a new season, even if we all know who's going to win it.

    tf89tf89Acum 26 Zile
  • After extensive analysis... i think the problem is... Hamilton's hair.....

    Nuno RosaNuno RosaAcum 26 Zile
  • its just testing we will see in race

    TomášTomášAcum 26 Zile
  • Formula 1 management to Mercedes. Go slow make it look like the racing will be competitive we need money.

    Timothy SullivanTimothy SullivanAcum 26 Zile
  • Sandbagging

    aasm7aasm7Acum 26 Zile
  • Mercedes playing possum.

    Vern JVern JAcum 26 Zile
  • yuki the rooky

    pat newwaypat newwayAcum 26 Zile
  • Mercedes rarely tests with less than 60kilos, that’s roughly 0.6s they give away

    Alex CAlex CAcum 26 Zile
  • Brilliant video. All is always revealed in Q2 and Q3 first race. Everything else before then even FP1 to FP3 take it with a pinch of salt. Come On can't wait :)

    Tops MiahTops MiahAcum 26 Zile
  • We all know that the only reason for the FIA to move pre season testing to Bahrain is so that Mercedes could have enough sand for their pre season car setup. That's how pros do their sandbagging!

    Flanker 27Flanker 27Acum 26 Zile
  • I think Mercedes will not be as dominant as previous years but i expect them to be the fastest team despite the poor winter test.

    NiickNiickAcum 26 Zile
  • Tactical Mercedes they will still have 1-2 in qualifying

    jason mccarthyjason mccarthyAcum 26 Zile
  • Same shit different season.

    Nico NestaNico NestaAcum 26 Zile
  • Yes Vettel has a chance to win the world championship this season

    Royck JamesRoyck JamesAcum 26 Zile
  • All that hair weighing him down 🤪

    GameSpy DarkAgeGameSpy DarkAgeAcum 26 Zile
  • Fast forward to the race results :: Get in there...loois😂

    vinayvinayAcum 26 Zile
  • Mercedes are sandbagging as they always do.Wait until qualifying and see what I mean.

    Tim cTim cAcum 26 Zile
  • I'm a Lewis/Merc fan and do believe they are in trouble. Merc will struggle in Bahrain, Macca looks great and could also give them a run for their money and don't discount Leclerc if this year's SF21 is half decent Bahrain podium prediction: MV, CL, SP

    Ayrton MercadoAyrton MercadoAcum 26 Zile
  • Stop it, This is all an act Merc is putting up.

    J024J024Acum 26 Zile
  • I hope red bull wins the title .. Tired of seeing Mercedes taking it all every season

    Giuseppe GGiuseppe GAcum 26 Zile
  • The keyword is: Tactic

    Andrea LimoliAndrea LimoliAcum 26 Zile
  • So excited for this season

    Zack StoutZack StoutAcum 26 Zile
  • Mercedes is always playing the victim

    Jon ThorJon ThorAcum 26 Zile
  • Anyone who thinks this is any more than Mercedes sandbagging will be sorely disappointed.

    Eric PayneEric PayneAcum 26 Zile
  • take away DAS and they cant drive anymore

    pacmanpakkaspacmanpakkasAcum 26 Zile
  • Mercedes have spent their two tokens on sandbagging psychology technology.

    nelsond1498nelsond1498Acum 26 Zile
  • How many times have we seen certain teams to perform well during pre-season testing but then get annihilated during the season?

    Neale KillickNeale KillickAcum 26 Zile
  • you think testing times mean anything... snigger... dear dear me. Ignore testing.

    The real SharpsThe real SharpsAcum 26 Zile
  • George russell has the same color as Mercedes , are you impling he is the second Mercedes driver?

    the dudethe dudeAcum 26 Zile
  • Mercedes Team: Full Race Mode: Off Party Mode: Off Sandbag Mode: On

    Little BlueLittle BlueAcum 26 Zile
  • I think Mercedez is going to show up with a version B of the car on the first race, that has all the problems solved. It's not like they haven't done that before

    Sezan BorshiSezan BorshiAcum 26 Zile
  • At first race unfortunately mercedes wil be 1 sec faster than 2nd

    Giorgos MiataGiorgos MiataAcum 26 Zile
  • Go max go hammer them silver arrows

    trevor poiletrevor poileAcum 26 Zile
  • Yuki Tsunoda & Sergio Pérezmay together be strategical crucial to help Verstappen against Mercedes!

    John KuhlesJohn KuhlesAcum 26 Zile
  • Believe in the power of the sandbag

    Jump Cut FilmsJump Cut FilmsAcum 26 Zile
  • Mercedes shitting on the bulls first Race!

    Aluminator82Aluminator82Acum 26 Zile
  • Bye bye Lewis

    AndrewAndrewAcum 26 Zile
  • ...and Alonso wins the GP, on a bicycle, borrowed from a spectator, with a basket and a tinkly bell...

    Jeff ForbessJeff ForbessAcum 26 Zile
  • all the dummies parroting mercedes will win it all again..sigh. in their minds, mercedes will win till the end of time just because they have in the past 7 years. idiotic.

    Random Palmtop GamingRandom Palmtop GamingAcum 26 Zile