Mercedes Capped F1 Regulations
While Mercedes is doing great performance wise in this years F1 scene, it’s a far cry from the dominance exhibited last year where Mercedes was bounds and leaps ahead of the competition.
Toto Wolff states that this is due to Mercedes hitting a performance cap as far as the regulations are concerned, allowing competition to catch up. Toto Wolff is also against the changes to regulations next year as he is worried it would further destroy the level playing field.
While the regulations remain the same, each team has the time to optimize their engines and catch up to the performance titan that is the Mercedes engine.
Mercedes has maxed out on performance under the current Formula 1 regulations, according to its motorsport boss Toto Wolff.
However, Mercedes has not been as dominant this term compared to the first two seasons of the V6 hybrid era.
Its tally of 679 points after 19 races is 24 short of its total at the same point last year.
After 19 races in 2015, the team had a record 15 front row lockouts, compared to 12 after the same number of races this year, while in the races, it has scored six one-twos this term compared to 12. Continue Reading