The cost of Mercedes' early F1 testing setback explained

12 mar. 2021
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Mercedes started F1’s shortest-ever pre-season testing programme with a heavily disrupted first day. It lost 3 hours in the morning to a gearbox problem that came “out of nowhere” and then struggled to get the car handling well when it returned to the track in the afternoon in terrible sandstorm conditions. In this video Scott Mitchell explains how bad Mercedes’ day really was, and what it’s lost out on with just two more days of running to go before the first race of the season
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  • Don't bet yo house on the merc falling short just yet..

    Sprain AnkleSprain AnkleAcum 17 Zile
  • You should now buy now Mercedes is never been honest about their data

    Allen HendrikseAllen HendrikseAcum 23 Zile
  • I don't think they will win the first GP. Hamilton and Merc will win overall come end of the season though

    Daz555Daz555Acum 24 Zile
  • More importantly, will Hamilton have a small void carved out of his helmet padding to accommodate his pony tail/man bun?

    loonatticaloonatticaAcum 26 Zile
  • There's a better chance that Hailey's Comet will drop by my house, ring my doorbell and pick me up for a magical space ride across the galaxy... then the chance that Mercedes doesn't dominate F1 once again!

    Apoc MorrowApoc MorrowAcum 26 Zile
  • 2 weeks later: GET IN THERE LEWIS

    aola wiliaola wiliAcum 26 Zile
  • Haha and first race weekend . Get in there Lewis . 😂 Yea guys this was a tough one i left bottas and max just for 25 sec. 😂😂😂

    Marko's OpeningsMarko's OpeningsAcum 27 Zile
  • Is it me or the 2021 F1s look so weird....short front, big ass. I guess it's sometimes weird at the end of a regulation era.

    ChUcK2001ChUcK2001Acum 27 Zile
  • With all these teams running hundreds of laps, is nobody considering their engines going bad before the start of thr season even

    ATRecordingATRecordingAcum 27 Zile
    • Yeah real set back, second day smashed time sheets without even trying and doing about 100 laps 🤷🏽‍♂️

      aola wiliaola wiliAcum 26 Zile
  • Still..... Merdeces will be world champion

    Atharva AtreAtharva AtreAcum 27 Zile
  • Can Mercedes recover? Can the earth stay round? Can the sun still shine tomorrow? Can Lewis win the championship again?

    bilinas minibilinas miniAcum 27 Zile
  • What channel is f1 on in America because I can't find it

    Tony RetTony RetAcum 28 Zile
  • Of course they were sandbagging. The entire car was full of sand after lap 1. No doubt the source of the mysterious gearbox issue. I wonder if they could find a way to use sand to increase downforce. Sandforce.

    Egg ReedgiousEgg ReedgiousAcum 28 Zile
  • My bet on Verstappen taking the title this year may not be so crazy.

    John DugganJohn DugganAcum 28 Zile
    • 1:48 this was a sign the hybrid era was going to suck

      bilinas minibilinas miniAcum 27 Zile
  • The season hasn't even started yet, so nothing's set in stone. It's not guaranteed that Mercedes will win again, having said that if this is really such a big deal for them they are one of the teams which is most likely to bounce back from it.

    DerebanDerebanAcum 28 Zile
  • In my opinion, there will be no impact on the season run. I think, it is very premature to make a conclusion that Mercedes is in troubles. Mercedes has a comfort going back to a last year model and still beat the competition (sort of).

    jan veitjan veitAcum 28 Zile
  • Of course it's bottas getting fucked over more

    CRAB 101CRAB 101Acum 28 Zile
  • Not.

    Uday ParthivUday ParthivAcum 28 Zile
  • This aged well. Now their advantage will only be 0.4 instead of 0.8.

    Ho3n3rHo3n3rAcum 28 Zile
  • Can't really see this hurting Mercedes in any way shape or form.

    Sjon HompiestompieSjon HompiestompieAcum 28 Zile
  • Mercedes has basically already lost the championship by now. The other teams can sit back and relax, in the understanding that Mercedes clearly will not be competiting for podiums this year, and fans all over the world can finally rejoice at the prospect of an interesting F1 season.

    RunsWithBearsRunsWithBearsAcum 28 Zile
  • Jeremy Clarkson:Mercedes faces setbacks..oh no... anyways

    The StigThe StigAcum 28 Zile
  • 2 ads seriously?!

    Balraj TavanandiBalraj TavanandiAcum 28 Zile
  • Yeah real set back, second day smashed time sheets without even trying and doing about 100 laps 🤷🏽‍♂️

    Bubble SqueakBubble SqueakAcum 28 Zile
  • Williams kicked Merc's butts!

    gizzy guzzigizzy guzziAcum 28 Zile
  • I think F1 fans are just looking for any way that mercedes could fall, but deep down we all know that we're getting desperate

    BoB36BoB36Acum 28 Zile
  • Who's here after Hamilton went into the gravel?

    B QB QAcum 28 Zile
  • It call testing for a reason🤔 and Mercedes has the team to overcome stumbles while preparing themselves for the usual adventure.

    Trevor BaileyTrevor BaileyAcum 28 Zile
  • 1:48 this was a sign the hybrid era was going to suck

    PRISPRISAcum 28 Zile
  • So sad... 🤣

    Giant KillerGiant KillerAcum 28 Zile
  • Mercedes looked weak in last years testing. How did that turn out?

    kriss4200kriss4200Acum 28 Zile
  • Gotta love how these jounalists are grasping at straws

    pida siouypida siouyAcum 28 Zile
  • Mercedes playing in NG+ mode

    A RA RAcum 28 Zile
  • Mercedes should quit F1.

    jbrittojbrittoAcum 28 Zile
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    kyle smithkyle smithAcum 28 Zile
  • Murrey's death has taken the shine of what was going to be a massive season, the sport has lost its Dad.

    David EllisDavid EllisAcum 28 Zile
    • Lol, the fake merc trap

      pida siouypida siouyAcum 28 Zile
  • They should put testing to a week.

    Lord Joe MottLord Joe MottAcum 29 Zile
  • Anyone saying they're sandbagging needs to learn what that means

    Typically ThomasTypically ThomasAcum 29 Zile
  • Well this didn’t age well. Day two just as bad 😂

    CRL_PandaCRL_PandaAcum 29 Zile
  • Since 2017 Mercedes has been messing with us in pre-season testing lol

    EverythingmanEverythingmanAcum 29 Zile
  • Bottas looks like he's put on some weight.

    Mohit KalroMohit KalroAcum 29 Zile
  • Seeing how they were already testing the car last season; it's more likely other teams are just a bit closer to the amount tested on the cars rather than Merc falling behind in testing

    ClishlawClishlawAcum 29 Zile
  • They do this every year, "oh no Mercedes didn't do ( x ) or wasn't able to test ( y ) so it might not be quite the blowout as last year" and then they proceed to lap every car on the grid

    Barlos Bainz Jr.Barlos Bainz Jr.Acum 29 Zile
  • Day 2: Mercedes went brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    VismayVismayAcum 29 Zile
  • I can hear Jeremy Clarkson saying, "Oh no! Anyways..."

    Jackson TaberJackson TaberAcum 29 Zile
  • They will be the champions everybody knows that

    Ali ParcheforoshAli ParcheforoshAcum 29 Zile
  • They've tended to do a shakedown run in Silverstone, but for some reason, not this year. Not even in Bahrain on any of the preceding days to yesterday. They're still going to be the team to beat and outright fastest as they've been since 2014.

    TheJokerit19TheJokerit19Acum 29 Zile
  • Merc sandbagging again...

    Manoj KManoj KAcum 29 Zile
  • Even on the 2nd day of testing Merc wasn't shining like they did last year my thoughts about this is that they might have a bad engine like Ferrari had last year? Let me know what you guys think and why Merc look so slow

    Its LeoIts LeoAcum 29 Zile
  • Lol, the fake merc trap

    Pablo A. RossiPablo A. RossiAcum 29 Zile
  • Let's go red bull🐂 Let's go max

    Arjun PatilArjun PatilAcum 29 Zile
  • Hold back 😜✊🏾 I would love to see Lewis get an 8th title. But I think if he gets it this year Formula One will lose half The crybaby fans out there. So I’m gonna call shenanigans from the FIA on this one. Shenanigans all season, but I hope I’m wrong.

    S. Andre Yoder HarrisS. Andre Yoder HarrisAcum 29 Zile
  • p1 today tho

    Henrik PehkonenHenrik PehkonenAcum 29 Zile
  • It just doesn't matter. Can't anyone get that through their heads? Mercedes will dominate this sport until they decide to withdraw. Again, IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!!!

    Michael LinnerMichael LinnerAcum 29 Zile
  • Here we are, 20 hours later and Mercedes led the second testing day without any effort whatsoever.

    Pedro RangelPedro RangelAcum 29 Zile
  • Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha

    Dread to ThinkDread to ThinkAcum 29 Zile
  • Huge fuckup.... yet will still be 1 and 2....

    Chris DiedChris DiedAcum 29 Zile
  • Don't care car look shit too

    Doraan CilliersDoraan CilliersAcum 29 Zile
  • What is this awful trend of putting hip hop beats in the background? It doesn’t suit F1 videos!

    Martin BirksMartin BirksAcum 29 Zile
  • they forgot the under chassis led lights; that's the issue.

    Vignesh RajkumarVignesh RajkumarAcum 29 Zile
  • 4:05 gigga rear-right

    ZakariZakariAcum 29 Zile
  • Initially I wondered why Hamilton wasn't in the car for the first session. Then Bottas lost almost his entire run and now it looks like a master stroke by Mercedes

    Nathaniel OfferNathaniel OfferAcum 29 Zile
  • Everybody, I'm sure, is happy to see Mercedes woes but they are still favorites. Hold the celebrations until it really shows that other teams have truly done their homework....

    Manuel BarretoManuel BarretoAcum 29 Zile
  • Go Hamilton

    Hoten HitonokoeHoten HitonokoeAcum 29 Zile
  • ROworldrs helping to sell the sandbags

    SeverinSeverinAcum 29 Zile
  • Don't believe the hype.

    Sean KellySean KellyAcum 29 Zile
  • Like in years gone by, I ignore the pace Mercedes puts up. they always run their tests at the paces they want and need. The last year or 2 they have been anywhere but the top of the charts. The mileage will be a problem but I expect they will sort it out and get the miles down. When I watched this video and wrote this, they are approaching 100 laps for day 2. (58/34) with ~90 minutes to go.

    Richard HudsonRichard HudsonAcum 29 Zile
  • It would be nice if Lewis had a similar problem with his rollout so that his teammate didn’t suffer more than him....

    Chris BraidChris BraidAcum 29 Zile
  • Since this video, Hamilton has managed to beach in one of only 2 or 3 gravel traps on the entire circuit...

    Tactical GingerTactical GingerAcum 29 Zile
  • This is about as believable as reports that the Amazing Bat Boy! is in talks to replace Hamilton for next season.

    kurohonekurohoneAcum 29 Zile
  • it's fiinee they're gonna win anyway

    FdProsFdProsAcum 29 Zile
  • Mercedes could sacrifice the first two races for testing, and still comfortably win the championship.

    chillikoalachillikoalaAcum 29 Zile
  • IF ONLY i could believe Merc has actual reliability issues. Other then Hams seat flip back n forth im not hopeful. I am excited for Seb in ASM and Sergio in RbR. Both deserve great cars. Both seemed happy and with mercs 20 rear end AsM look good. Red bull Asm are most exciting. Ferrari mclaren and alpine are unknowns. Alpines odd airbox is interesting do they really get a big enough dowmforce upgrade to offset center of gravity etc?

    CaptainToyotaCaptainToyotaAcum 29 Zile
  • Mercedes is sandbagging (as usual).

    Dusty RustyDusty RustyAcum 29 Zile
  • 'brilliant second day' this did not age well

    SHiZ'SHiZ'Acum 29 Zile
  • Lando's time ........McLaren returns to the top !

    Ernie HErnie HAcum 29 Zile
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    Eunice ReevesEunice ReevesAcum 29 Zile
  • 28/03/21... "Get in there Lewis!"

    Ecce HomerEcce HomerAcum 29 Zile
  • The Mercedes haters will wish for the team to suffer as much as during the tests and even worse after this

    Vaios KaliakoudasVaios KaliakoudasAcum 29 Zile
  • Mercedes: 2nd day will be much better Lewis: hold my gravel trap

    Michael GroßbergerMichael GroßbergerAcum 29 Zile
  • knowing how meticulous Mercedes is they'd probably have several alternate plans depending of how much time they lost due to failures etc.

    Wangan MidnightWangan MidnightAcum 29 Zile
  • just one day of testing and the media is trying frame that Mercedes is handicapped... Good to make excuse for losses and even better if they carry on winning...

    Wilbert YuenWilbert YuenAcum 29 Zile
  • Merc are so far ahead of everyone that they will not have lost that advantage. Realistically, they will win every single race this year.

    Al BundyAl BundyAcum 29 Zile
  • Who's here after Hamilton's day 2 s🅱️inalla

    Jonathan McKavanaghJonathan McKavanaghAcum 29 Zile
  • 2nd day was also a disaster

    Raghu GopiRaghu GopiAcum 29 Zile
  • They'll be fine unfortunately, they are so much stronger. They are mostly focused on next years car.

    Alex RobertsAlex RobertsAcum 29 Zile
  • Mercedes carefully manage their performance for PR gains they don’t want to be hated like Ferrari were in their peak

    Zahir BaigZahir BaigAcum 29 Zile
  • Here's to hoping Mercedes will recover quick and strong. Can't imagine Lewis not winning almost everything, would break my heart...

    userful1userful1Acum 29 Zile
  • Only 17 cars???

    enrique ringaenrique ringaAcum 29 Zile
  • Sensationalism worthy of The Sun :-D

    Phil KingPhil KingAcum 29 Zile
  • I just got a formula 1 ad before this video.

    KhanKhanAcum 29 Zile
  • Let's say that Mercedes couldn't test all of their new parts, Redbull would need to find nearly half a second in qualifying to beat Mercedes. And all with a 2020b Car without significant changes. At this point I would say Mercedes wouldn't need testing at all and win 2021.

    mkunz -mkunz -Acum 29 Zile
  • Is Mercedes career over??

    mkunz -mkunz -Acum 29 Zile
  • This reminds me of Top Gear/Dacia Sandero bad news moments.

    Dalibor JoksimovicDalibor JoksimovicAcum 29 Zile
  • Can Mercedes recover? First q3 of the year: 1. HAM 2. VER + 0.324 3. BOT + 0367

    Razvan TurcRazvan TurcAcum 29 Zile
  • It seems there's a lot of sand out there and bags too. Get it? Sand and bag.

    NoOneNoOneAcum 29 Zile
  • Please dont give me hope

    Centurion MK.1Centurion MK.1Acum 29 Zile
  • Great to see McLaren Mercedes back.

    Ivander85Ivander85Acum 29 Zile

    Dhruvakarsh KunalaDhruvakarsh KunalaAcum 29 Zile
  • The same channel claimed that Ferrari was going to destroy the competition in 2019. We all know what happened.

    Rodolphe NdessabekaRodolphe NdessabekaAcum 29 Zile