Although the team had these issues, Lewis Hamilton bagged himself a podium place finishing third and George Russell finished in fourth place. Mercedes technical chief, James Allison, said after the Bahrain GP that they hoped to get these aerodynamic problems sorted within two to three races.
In order to hopefully address the issue, Mercedes had different rear wing configurations on both of the car during Fridays practice sessions but the team did still not see the results they would have hoped for.
Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said:
“We tried a few more experiments to understand the bouncing issue here, some which made it worse, some which helped, but we don’t yet have a solution to make the problem go away,”
“We can reduce this slightly for [Saturday] as it’s affecting the drivers in a few of the corners and costing time.