BY HAZEL SOUTHWELL
AP PHOTO/LUCA BRUNO
Fighting back from an early off and tangoing with Williams is not how Mercedes expected to spend its Sunday.
Formula One is not, lately, famous for how competitive it is. Although every team tries their hardest, one has absolutely nailed the hybrid era and it’s Mercedes. It helps that the outfit has Lewis Hamilton, of course, who could have won the constructors’ title last year with just his own points total, despite missing a race with COVID. But the team has sealed both drivers’ and constructors’ trophies every single year since 2014 and you can’t get away from that being dominant.