Valtteri Bottas sets the fastest time on Friday in Shanghai

Valtteri Bottas sets the fastest time on Friday in Shanghai

12.04.2019: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix - Friday • Lewis finished the first session of the day in P2 with Valtteri in P5 • Valtteri was the quickest man on track in the afternoon with Lewis in P4

2019 Chinese Grand Prix - Friday

 

 


•    Lewis finished the first session of the day in P2 with Valtteri in P5

•    Valtteri was the quickest man on track in the afternoon with Lewis in P4




Driver Chassis No.    FP1    FP2


Valtteri Bottas

F1 W10 EQ
Power+/03     23 Laps     1:34.653     P5     Soft,
Soft     37 Laps     1:33.330     P1     Hard,
Soft


Lewis Hamilton

F1 W10 EQ
Power+/01     21 Laps     1:34.118     P2     Soft,
Soft     32 Laps     1:34.037     P4     Medium,
Soft




Valtteri Bottas



The day ended up ok, we made it to the top of the time sheets, but it is always very difficult to find a good balance through an entire lap on this track. We got there step by step and the car was feeling ok in the end, but it's only Friday and it's the next two days that count.



Ferrari still seem to be quicker than us on the straights, whereas we were better in most corners in FP2. We still have room for improvement, but we know the others are going to work hard on their cars as well, so we're going to have to wait and how much we can improve in relation to them. The wind is forecasted to change direction over the next two days which can make things really tricky as we saw in Bahrain two weeks ago, so that's going to make things interesting.
 




Lewis Hamilton



It was a relatively straightforward day, we got through our programme ok. It was quite cold out there, which makes it difficult for the tyres. I was struggling with the car today, so we've got work to do, particularly on my side as Valtteri looked much more comfortable in the car.



 We're going to work hard tonight to find some tweaks and hopefully come back stronger tomorrow; the car has the pace in it to compete at the front, we just need to find the right set-up. It is nice to see how close it is between us, Red Bull and Ferrari. As we expected, the Ferraris still look quicker on the straights, but overall it's very close between the top cars and I anticipate that it is going to be the same tomorrow.
 



Andrew Shovlin



We've had a fairly straightforward day as far as the programme was concerned. The first session was quite busy as we were looking at various set-up items but we covered everything we wanted to. It's always a difficult circuit to balance as the long corners and the sequences cause overheating on one axle or the other so you are often left trying to tackle a number of different issues around the lap.


Valtteri has been fairly happy with the car all day, just trying to put a bit more front end into it over the sessions. Lewis hasn't found the car as easy to work with and we need to do some investigation overnight to understand why. Ferrari and Red Bull are all doing decent times on long runs and short runs so it looks like it will be tight but we have some scope to improve things overnight.
 



 
Bradley Lord- photos Mercedes

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