Lewis Hamilton: Now we are better prepared for Melbourne.March 1, 2019
On the last day of the test in Barcelona, the Mercedes riders drove 182 laps: in the morning Lewis Hamilton worked with aerodynamics and tires, and in the second half of the day, Valtteri Bottas performed an imitation race.
Lewis Hamilton (10th): “A successful day. Great that we drove a great distance. Perhaps this is one of the best days, we found out a lot. In the afternoon, the team used what they learned in the morning session, so I’m curious to hear the opinion of Valtteri, but, apparently, the car became better. We understand the behavior of the W10 better and better, so the day has passed positively. ”
Valtteri Bottas (13th): “It’s good that we drove a lot of laps. I conducted an imitation of the race: it was interrupted by red flags, but confirmed that, compared to last week, the team has made progress. Now we are better prepared for Melbourne, but there are questions about our position in relation to our rivals.
We focus on ourselves: the whole team works a lot and continues to improve the car. We must make the most of the final day of the tests, because this is our last chance to test something before the Australian Grand Prix. The day passed positively, and I hope that tomorrow everything will also be successful. ”
James Ellison, CTO: “Productive day: both pilots traveled the race without any problems, we found out a lot. Yesterday we did not manage to get the tires to work, but today, during the imitation of the race, the tires performed well on all three segments. We look forward to tomorrow, when we test all the compositions and focus on working with speed on the fast lap. ”
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