Sebastian Vettel's success in the Bahrain Grand Prix has Mercedes-AMG's Formula One team concerned about their chances for motorsports domination this year, according to none other than team chairman Niki Lauda.
Mercedes, Lauda said, will need to be as close to perfect as possible to win against such a well-sorted Scuderia Ferrari. "With the combination of many small errors one can not win against Ferrari," he told the paper.
The race in Bahrain, he said, set off the aforementioned alarms for him and the Mercedes team. "Bahrain was always a direction for me. Whoever wins there has a certain buffer for the next three races. We unfortunately did not manage this," he said. "We have to get out there until the next Grand Prix in Sochi."