F1: Mercedes publishes letter to its fans begging them not to abandon them

Desperate times require desperate measures. The once almighty Mercedes team have fallen on hard times the day Aldo Costa walked out the door and returned to Italy to be with his family.

His cars ‘made’ Lewis Hamilton, but you won’t see him getting any credit, as he was, and remains, a humble man who does not seek the limelight.

Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner must be reading this at home, knowing his team has made Toto Wolff eat humble pie. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool