How far ahead is Mercedes?

How far ahead is Mercedes?

AUTOSPORT's technical expert GARY ANDERSON analyses the performance of Mercedes and the chasing pack, and picks out one area where Lewis Hamilton has a clear advantage over Nico Rosberg

Heading into the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, the talk was all about Mercedes being reeled in by the rest. Instead it effortlessly bagged its fourth one-two in five races, which but for a split in a small rubber tube covering a spark plug in Australia would have been its fifth.

Looking at those one-twos more closely, one of the reasons Lewis Hamilton has beaten Nico Rosberg on all four occasions is revealed in the fuel-use graphic that appears during the race.

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