Mercedes engineer Andreas Shovlin talks more about their day in Mercedes' official press release. "We got off to a fairly difficult start on the Hard tyre this morning as the grip and balance just weren't there. As the day went on we seemed to improve in terms of the timesheets, although we're still finding the balance quite tricky."
The weather could be a challenge
Shovlin continued: "It may be that it's the same for everyone, the track is at 60°C after all and the tyres are getting really hot which is making the long runs quite difficult. Overall, it is encouraging to see both cars at the top of the timesheets."
"But with a risk of rain it may be a very difficult challenge tomorrow so we cannot take anything for granted", said Shovlin. The weather at the Hungaroring can be unpredictable, so we'll have to wait and see tomorrow if the weather can make things difficult for Mercedes.