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Poor start Mercedes in Portugal explained: 'Came because of several factors'

Mercedes was ranked one and two at the start of the Portuguese Grand Prix, but other cars were faster, so Carlos Sainz led the race a little later. It was an exciting opening phase, but at the same time it was crazy to see Mercedes overtaking left and right. But there's a logical explanation for that, which James Allison discusses in detail in the debrief. Discharged positions "We occupied the front row, but we didn’t keep those positions very long. With both our cars suffering to find grip in those early corners and in fact Lewis was suffering worse than Valtteri and losing initially his lead to Valtteri and then being swarmed all over by a McLaren as well," describes...
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