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Mercedes obscured Bottas engine swap in Barcelona

Mercedes' productive first week of pre-season testing in Barcelona wasn't as trouble-free as it appeared to be on the surface, with Valtteri Bottas allegedly suffering an engine failure on day 2. Mercedes concluded its week at the Circuit de Catalunya with a comfortable margin over its rivals, in terms of both performance and mileage as Lewis Hamilton and Bottas worked diligently through their respective programmes. Skeptical Wolff was first to try Mercedes DAS system! The only minor delay in Mercedes' schedule was an apparent electrical issue encountered by Bottas on Thursday afternoon. However, according to a report from, the setback was worse than initially thought and...
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