Austrian Grand Prix a Disappointment for Mercedes

The Austrian Grand Prix is now in the record books and for the first time in a very long time Mercedes had a double DNF, “did not finish.”  One commentator mentioned that it may have been the first double DNF since 1955.

Does this mean there is a defect in the new engines from Mercedes which made their debut this weekend?  Probably not as Hamilton’s appeared to be a hydraulic failure in the transmission and not an engine failure.  We will have to wait and see what happens at Silverstone.

My April post is starting to be proven correct.  This is definitely a new and exciting season for Formula One.  Ferrari now leads the Manufacturer’s Championship and Vettel is back at the top of the Driver’s Championship standings, although only by one point.  Also Red Bull is in the mix.  While not always as strong as Mercedes or Ferrari, they have weekends where they can compete and as proven today, can win!

So, for those of you who haven’t tuned in to watch Formula One lately, I suggest you give it another try as the championships are up in the air with a very strong battle between Mercedes and Ferrari, and a possible spoiler present in the strength of Red Bull.

One last item of interest to our American fans.  The Haas US team is running near the top of all the rest.  They are directly competing against the likes of Renault and Force India and are currently in fifth place in the Manufacturer’s Championship.  Great job!