It is no secret that Mercedes manages to build a lightning-fast engine every year, but the manufacturer is often also the most reliable. This was again the case in 2020, but only when the engine was put in Mercedes’ own cars.
To finish first, you first need to finish. It is a cliché statement, but one that conceals a painful truth. Mercedes is supreme in the hybrid era and that is mainly because the team manages to put an extremely reliable engine on the grid every year. In years where some say Ferrari had a faster engine, Mercedes still easily won the title.

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