Mercedes: "Especially Red Bull Racing looks good on the long runs"

31-07-2020 21:00 | Updated: 31-07-2020 22:02
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Mercedes: Especially Red Bull Racing looks good on the long runs

Mercedes was the set favourite prior to the British Grand Prix. In fact, the competition wouldn't have a chance. On Friday, however, the team seemed a bit slower than previous races. According to Andrew Shovlin of Mercedes that was not played.

"You never know what others are up to on a Friday in terms of fuel loads and power, but it seems that we don't have the same pace advantage that we had in Budapest. Red Bull in particular look close on a long run" , he says after both practice sessions.

Cool conditions can save Mercedes

Just like previous seasons the warm weather still seems to be the Achilles heel of the Mercedes. As a result, the car was difficult to drive for the drivers. If that is true, they are lucky that from tomorrow it will probably be cooler around Silverstone again.

"There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the car, and it's the same basic aero package, so we'll probably end up concluding that we've not adapted to the very hot conditions here as well as some others. Valtteri seemed happier with his car than Lewis but both feel that the tyres are running hot."

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