Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Chinese Grand-Prix preview

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Chinese Grand-Prix preview

10.04.2018: F1: Race 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Battle resumes this weekend with Round 3 of the 2018 Formula One season at the Shanghai International Circuit.

F1: Race 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

 
Battle resumes this weekend with Round 3 of the 2018 Formula One season at the Shanghai International Circuit.



 
Toto Talks China

 

This is not the start to the 2018 season we had hoped for. For two races in a row, we did damage limitation with one car and lost the win with the other. Both races were decided by fine margins, but that doesn't make it any better; in fact, it probably makes it more frustrating.
 


The competition is extremely close in 2018 and Melbourne was already a strong reminder that there is absolutely no margin for imperfections or mistakes in this year's title fight. While we saw a completely different race in Bahrain and lost for different reasons, the message stayed the same: In order to win this year, we need to bring our A game.
 


I think our team showed the right reaction after the chequered flag in Bahrain: instead of being satisfied with the double podium finish, everyone realised that P2 and P3 was the minimum result we should expect with both Red Bulls and Kimi out of the race. So we started to analyse what went wrong in Bahrain in order to improve for China and come back stronger.
 


We're quite happy that this is a back-to-back race as that means that we won't have to wait long to get racing again. Shanghai has been a good track for us in the past, so hopefully we will get the chance to right some of the wrongs of the past weeks and show a performance that is worthy of Mercedes.
 



 
Stat Attack: China and Beyond
 
2018 Chinese Grand Prix Timetable

 
Session          Local Time (CST)          Brackley (BST)          Stuttgart (CEST)
Practice 1 (Friday)          10:00-11:30          03:00-04:30          04:00-05:30
Practice 2 (Friday)          14:00-15:30          07:00-08:30          08:00-09:30
Practice 3 (Saturday)          11:00-12:00          04:00-05:00          05:00-06:00
Qualifying (Saturday)          14:00-15:00          07:00-08:00          08:00-09:00
Race (Sunday)          14:10-16:10          07:10-09:10          08:10-10:10

 
 


Circuit Records - Mercedes F1 at the Chinese Grand Prix
 


Starts          Wins          Podium Places          Poles          Front Row          Fastest Laps          DN
F



Mercedes          8          5          9          6          8          3          2

L. Hamilton          11          5          8          6          6          4          1

V. Bottas          5          0          0          0          0          0          0

MB Power          14          8          19          8          12          8          11

 
 
Technical Stats - Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)
 


Laps Completed          Distance Covered (km)          Corners Taken          Gear Changes          PETRONAS Fuel Injectio
ns


Mercedes          1,622          7,958          25,668          75,844          64,880,000

L. Hamilton          743          3,659          11,748          34,842          29,720,000

V. Bottas          879          4,298          13,920          41,002          35,160,000

MB Power          4,196          20,681          66,299          197,149          167,840,000

 

 
All-Time Records - Silver Arrows in Formula One
 


Starts          Wins          Podium Places          Poles          Front Row          Fastest Laps          1-2 Wins          Front Row Lockouts




Mercedes          170          76          157          89          157          57          40          50

Lewis Hamilton          210          62          119          73          119          38          N/A          N/A

Valtteri Bottas          99          3          23          4          8          4          N/A          N/A

MB Power          440          162          424          172          337          152          65          85

 
 

 
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