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Hamilton: Mercedes W12 a 'monster of a diva' impacted by aero rules

Coming into the current season, everyone was initially confident that it would be another easy run to title victory for Mercedes and for seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. But that hasn't proven to be the case. While major improvements in performance and reliability made by their Red Bull rivals have been a major factor, Hamilton says that tweaked aero rule changes affecting downforce brought in before the start of 2021 also played a major role. Hamilton explained that the changes had interfered with Mercedes' development flow and left them scrambling to adjust to the new requirements. “Definitely," he told a select group of media including journalists from the BBC, The Race...
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