How Mercedes outdid its own Armageddon

How Mercedes outdid its own Armageddon

No wonder Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff compared Austria 2018 to Spain '16 - it was another descent from total control to total wipeout, the fall less sudden than at Barcelona two years ago but more costly for the team's title hopes

At ten past three on Sunday afternoon, Mercedes looked set for a scenic stroll to a one-two having annexed the front row with a car featuring a heavily revised aerodynamic package on top of the engine upgrade introduced at the previous weekend's French Grand Prix.

Seventy minutes later, Mercedes had thrown away the lead and parked both cars while Max Verstappen took a wonderfully executed victory on Red Bull's home circuit.

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