In The Driver's Seat

Mercedes finds perfect balance to race ahead

 British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team in action during the Formula One 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sept 16, 2018.
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team in action during the Formula One 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sept 16, 2018. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Championship rivals Ferrari still have a fast car and will regroup, reboot for title challenge

In the aftermath of the defeat that Ferrari inflicted on Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in the Belgian Grand Prix, which seemed to preface a string of Ferrari successes that would sweep the victorious Sebastian Vettel ahead, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff spoke of turning every department upside down in Brackley and Brixworth, in search of extra performance to once again match the red cars.

Everyone talks like that when they are down and trying to rebuild bruised morale.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2018, with the headline 'Mercedes find perfect balance to race ahead'. Print Edition | Subscribe