Mercedes did not start the winter test in Bahrain as they had hoped. The team is in the pits after one lap and will not come out of them for a while. There are problems with the gearbox.
Mercedes indicated before the start of the season that there were problems with the engine, but of course nobody wanted that after the sandbagging of Mercedes in recent years. However, now something new comes on top of that, as Mercedes has a problem with the gearbox and will not come out for the time being.
”There were problems with the fire-up, and the screens are in front of it now. That is only allowed if there is a major problem, so that is the case now. They are reporting to me now that there is a problem with the gearbox. They will replace it now and get back on the road as soon as possible. They will also investigate what caused the problem”, said Ted Kravitz who expects this to take about an hour.
Going to have to keep you waiting a little longer for a proper look at W12…
And we had a video and everything.
We have a gearshift problem and are swapping the gearbox to get back out on track for our first real run!