On Friday it was pretty hot at the Silverstone circuit. The mercury reached no less than 35 degrees Celsius and the past has shown that such a temperature can affect the performance of some cars. The overheating of the Mercedes during the Austrian Grand Prix 2019 is a good example of this.
During qualifying, however, the temperature had dropped a lot. Would there have been a different result after qualifying if it would have been held on Friday? Max Verstappen doesn't think so. "I don't think the warm weather makes that much difference, even if it would have been 35 degrees," the Dutchman says during the press conference after qualifying.
A difference too big with Mercedes
Verstappen believes that the weather can make a difference, but certainly, not more than a second compared to Mercedes. "Maybe it would have helped a little, but not much. We would still be a few tenths behind and I would have been third," concludes the driver of Red Bull Racing.