The Bahrain Grand Prix will serve as a wake-up call to Mercedes, despite taking a second one-two finish after just two races of the 2019 season, according to former team principal Ross Brawn. Lewis Hamilton won in Sakhir, but only as a result of Charles Leclerc's late power outage.
Leclerc became the second-youngest pole-sitter in formula 1 history on the Saturday, only to have a likely win snatched away from him.
Sebastian Vettel had lined up alongside Leclerc on the front row, but was not in position to capitalise as a result of a spin while battling Hamilton for second place.
After Mercedes enjoyed an untroubled Australian Grand Prix, they were well off Ferrari's pace in the desert, something that Brawn believes will be cause for concern at Brackley, despite the result.
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