Bottas We are concerned about the speed of Ferrari on the straightApril 7, 2019
In Bahrain, Ferrari cars were fast on the direct, and in Mercedes fear a repetition of the situation in the next races. Valtteri Bottas said it would be difficult to close the gap …
Valtteri Bottas: “In Bahrain, the car worked just like in Melbourne. We brought some new products – theoretically, they should help us add, but Ferrari has a great advantage in speed on the straights – due to this they won back. We are concerned about this, because on the Shanghai highway is also a long straight.
We need to work. Of course, we are constantly improving the car – let’s see what can be done, but it will not be easy for us to recoup. However, as shown by the last race, if you focus on yourself, everything is possible.
It seems to me that in Ferrari they play out more than four-tenths on straight lines – it is difficult to play such a lag. We need to try to partially compensate him in turns, and partly on straight lines. But the season has just begun, and there are still a lot of races ahead. At least, we know what else we have to work with.
Of course, we were lucky in Bahrain, but it’s not just luck. Our car is more reliable than Ferrari – in this the merit of the team, who worked hard at the base Reliability is one of the key factors in the fight for the title, thanks to her we have earned more points than Ferrari. Personally, I wanted to increase the advantage and could not do it, but it could be worse. We are waiting for the third race of the season, and I lead in the individual competition, so it’s not so bad. But we know that the team needs to work, because we lost Ferrari “.
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