‘A child could have calculated Mercedes’ strategy error’

Mercedes cannot cope when they are under pressure – that’s according to RTL pundit Allard Kalff, who believes they “lose their way”.

And pressure is what Mercedes felt at the United States Grand Prix.

With Lewis Hamilton losing pole position to Max Verstappen at the Circuit of The Americas, the Briton was under pressure to get it right in Sunday’s 56-lap grand prix.

He did that at the start, taking the lead off Verstappen into the first corner. However, Red Bull responded by changing up their pit-stop strategy and bringing in Verstappen early.

He got the undercut on Hamilton at both stops with Mercedes opting not to react to Verstappen’s second stop, only bringing in Hamilton eight laps later.

Mercedes late again to react. They are making the same mistakes in strategy like Ferrari do.