Mercedes has finished her fantastic week in Montmel, saying goodbye with her two drivers in the first two places of the classification. Valtteri Bottas took the best time of the day and the week, it is also the fastest lap ever given in the Circuit with the current configuration of the track in winter – the 2019 pole was 1: 15.4-. The 1: 15.732, which signed with the Pirelli C5 tire, the sperblando, is the reference for the second week, which starts next Wednesday (February 27), the last test before flying to Australia for the first Great Prize, from March 13 to 15.
Lewis Hamilton was second, to complete the silver festival. The champion dial 1: 16,516 (at 0.784 from his partner), made with the C5 compound as well, but in reality he did not want to take the honors. After two good first sectors, raise your foot shamelessly on the last leg of the circuit, letting Bottas take first place. It is not a matter of being taken to the crumbs, which then produce uncomfortable internal tensions.
In McLaren they take the premiere for good
After Wednesday, perhaps more was expected of the progress of McLaren and his MCL35 throughout the week, but the good feelings have gone down a line. Carlos Sainz, in the morning, had more difficulties to shoot constantly than Wednesday, despite releasing a new allergen. The Madrid completed 76 laps, to get the tenth time of the 16 drivers who participated today on the track.
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In the afternoon it was worse with Lando Norris, very uncomfortable again in this car, suffering terrible back traces and never entering rhythm. The Englishman has finished 14, two tenths of Sainz,
However, McLaren’s sports director, Andreas Seidl, removed any complaints, regrets or reproaches. “We are very happy with how it has gone for several reasons. If you look at the laps and reliability, you see that it has been the best winter start in years. About the program, we have done many things we want to do,” he said. .
“We have filmed as we want. We have focused on us, not on the times. We constantly bring parts. Today we have brought an allergy. So far, the car does what we expected. It is great to see that correlation. I am very happy,” he said. German