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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 French Grand-Prix practices

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 French Grand-Prix practices

21.06.2019: 2019 French Grand Prix - Friday Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport tops the timesheets in the South of France • Lewis finished the morning session in P1, with Valtt

2019 French Grand Prix - Friday




 
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport tops the timesheets in the South of France


•    Lewis finished the morning session in P1, with Valtteri close behind in P2


•    Valtteri ended the afternoon session with the fastest time with Lewis in P2




Driver Chassis No.    FP1    FP2



Valtteri Bottas

F1 W10 EQ
Power+/03     20 Laps     1:32.807     P2     Soft,
Soft     34 Laps     1:30.937     P1     Medium,
Soft



Lewis Hamilton

F1 W10 EQ
Power+/04     21 Laps     1:32.738     P1     Soft,
Soft     25 Laps     1:31.361     P2     Medium,
Soft




Valtteri Bottas


It was not easy in the beginning; everyone struggled in the morning because the track was much more slippery than usual. But the track ramped up quickly, I could feel big gains on a lap-by-lap basis, especially in the corners. The more the track improved, the better the balance of the car felt.



Despite the balance issues, the car was quick out of the box which is always a good start. We've made good changes between the sessions and I felt much more comfortable in FP2, which is why the lap time was better. It's really warm out there, and it will only get warmer, so tyres are going to be on the limit, especially on Sunday.



We still struggle with the balance over the course of the entire lap, so we'll have a good look at the data tonight to see what we can improve for tomorrow.
 



Lewis Hamilton


It's been very hot today, but we got through most of the programme. It's been a bit difficult with the balance of the car; maybe that's to do with the new tarmac they have here and the high temperatures, I think the track reached 55 to 60 degrees today. In general, the car pace is really good, we just have to fine-tune the balance.



I didn't do a very good FP2 lap, I had a big snap into Turn 3 which I thought was a good catch, but ultimately I had a small issue with the Power Unit afterwards and had to come to the garage. Otherwise it's been a smooth day with no major problems.
 





Andrew Shovlin


It's been an interesting day from the point of view of the tyres and the car performance. All the cornering regions of the circuit have been recently resurfaced and it was clear that the Soft tyre was suffering quite badly on the new tarmac. Our pace looked pretty good, but the balance was really messy due to poor grip from the rear tyres. We made some changes over the break to help calm the car down and both drivers felt it was better in the afternoon. Valtteri had a clean session, his pace on low fuel was good and the long run was consistent.


 Lewis was finding it a bit harder to get the balance of the car in the right place and he made a mistake on his Soft tyre run. We would have continued on that tyre, but we detected a misfire shortly after and brought the car in to investigate. We were able to get back out to do some long run work after fixing the issue and the car looked to be working well for Lewis on race fuel. We have a bit of work to do tonight to see if we can further improve the rear end, but we seem to have a decent car to work with. So, overall we are quite happy.
 

 

- Bradley Lord, photos Mercedes

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