With no sign of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s feud abating, could one of the drivers be about to lose their place in the Silver Arrow team to double world champion Fernando Alonso?
The internal rivalry at Mercedes may provide some form of excitement for everyone outside of Mercedes… however inside tensions are still running high.
This season the friction between the two drivers has escalated to the point where collisions have become all too frequent for the Mercedes bosses. The result saw Racing Director Toto Wolff warn the pair that they could miss a few races as a suspension appears to be only way to control the feuding duo. Though he appeared to back track on this at a later date.
At the 2016 British GP, Fernando Alonso finished in 13th place after a mid-race spin. The error didn’t appear to play on his mind as the Spaniard engaged in a spicy battle with Williams’s driver Felipe Massa.
Despite the frenetic activity that consumes the race crews during a race, Mercedes AMG F1 official twitter feed found time to compliment Alonso for his composure.
This ‘love in’ was again demonstrated during the first day of testing at Silverstone as Mercedes tweeted “congratulations @alo_oficial and @oconesteban: so far the only drivers to venture out in the rainy conditions”.