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Mercedes: ‘We'll be in trouble' in Spain if we can't solve tyre issues

Mercedes 'will be in trouble' at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix if they can't quickly understand their tyre problem, according to chief race engineer Andrew Shovlin. Although Mercedes looked unbeatable at the opening three races, taking comfortable victories in Austria, Styria and Hungary, they almost lost out in Britain as tyre failures hit both cars, forcing Lewis Hamilton to cross the line on just three wheels. Tyres were again the talking point a week later as both Mercedes cars suffered from heavy blistering on the hard (C2) and medium (C3) compounds, whereas race winner Max Verstappen looked to have far lower degradation and was able to beat Mercedes on outright pace. This...
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