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Mercedes 'hanging on for dear life' amid engine reliability issues

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff admitted on Friday that the German manufacturer's ongoing engine reliability issues are "not trivial" after three fresh units were deployed in Austin for this weekend's US Grand Prix. Yesterday, it was announced that a new engine was supplied to Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel for this weekend, while on Friday, Williams also received a complete new unit for George Russell, changes that will send both drivers to the back of the grid on Sunday. During FP1, Mercedes revealed that a sixth ICE had been allocated to Valtteri Bottas, a change that will also warrant a grid drop for the Finn. Added to the changes that occurred in Russia and in Turkey,...
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