Bottas cautiously satisfied: "The car feels better than last week".

02-07-2021 15:37
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Bottas cautiously satisfied: The car feels better than last week.

It was a good session for the Mercedes team. Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time, Valtteri Bottas followed on P2. In front of the Sky Sports camera, the Finn talks about his expectations for this weekend.

"In the second week, any margin in terms of cornering and driving performance becomes less. So it's more about fine-tuning than finding big chunks of time," Bottas told the paper. "We have started okay, the car feels much better than last week and hopefully we can work on it from there."

Red Bull faster on straight line than Mercedes

With four wins in a row for Red Bull, Mercedes are hoping to finally finish on top again. With the softer tyres available this weekend, the team will be hoping to do something different. At least the results of the second free practice session look good for the team.

Bottas, however, is not yet sure about the speed on the straights. "I think on the straights they are still catching up with us and we will see how everything will run once everyone turns up the engine". Honda would now be able to run a whole race at full power, so we'll have to wait and see who ends up with the faster car.

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