News and Analysis
Formula 1’s focus on tyre pressures has dominated attention in the build-up to the French Grand Prix, but this weekend is an important one on another technical front.
Valtteri Bottas' Monaco Grand Prix came to a premature end when a Formula 1 pitstop went wrong, and his right front wheel could not be removed until nearly two days later.
Mercedes has always had a weakness at slow speed circuits, with its long wheelbase and tyre characteristics not perfect for Formula 1 venues like Monaco and Singapore.
Lewis Hamilton's storming charge to victory in the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix showed again his brilliance at overtaking and tyre management.