When you lock out the front row and run one-two for the first 14 laps of the race but only finish third and fourth, the obvious question is: 'what went wrong?'.
As Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley put it, when asked whether the Austrian Grand Prix was a case of a win that got away or a 'three-four' to be celebrated, "we couldn't be competitive people if we didn't feel a slight twinge of disappointment."
Smedley explained that the Mercedes was the faster car. This was certainly the case. He had estimated by three tenths per lap after qualifying, in which Mercedes squandered its advantage.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.