Photo: Octane Photography
Photo: Octane Photography

Have you ever seen Lewis Hamilton drive as slow as he did in Spain this weekend? There has been some bad races for the Brit in the past, but nothing compares to the afternoon he had in Barcelona.

The Mercedes lack of pace on Sundays is also mystifying, and that’s what compounded Hamilton’s efforts. From what can remember, there’s never been a race where a driver has started on the front row and fallen back so sharply without hitting someone, getting a puncture, or it’s rained.

It’s back to the drawing board for the Brackley based squad, but what it’s worth mentioning is that after 5 races, it may have just hit home just how much work Lewis has to do to make the team a contender each and every week. Pirelli may be changing their compounds, but this might not be enough.