Formula 1 2013: Spanish Granx Prix - Another horrible race for Mercedes, why can't they turn qualifying success into race success?
Another Mercedes Pole Position and another Mercedes letdown. That's the story of the season so far in 2013 for the Mercedes Formula 1 Effort. For the third straight race Mercedes held the pole position. At the Spanish Grand Prix this was even sweeter as Mercedes qualified 1-2 meaning this is as good as it gets folks. So why are things going so poorly on race day after such strong showings in qualifying? The team said they had it figured it out buy they clearly do not
Nico Rosberg finished in 6th place and Lewis Hamilton finished in 12th. That is hardly figuring it out. The reality seems to be Mercedes simply does not know how to fix the problem. There is plenty of blame to go around from the tires to the strategy but there is no excuse for 12th place for Hamilton after starting on the front row.
The race results are below. The Mercedes team has 9 days to figure out what's wrong before the Monaco GP.