The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that in 2017 with new cars and tires with the least wear on the racers won’t be more like little children, as it were, in his opinion, in the past years.
“Method of cornering, the grip level – all this was a pleasant surprise, – quotes Alonso AUTOSPORT. – Now you can fly the way you want it, not as a young child, not to overheat the tyres. This is the best way to experience Formula 1 car. Great to once again experience this feeling behind the wheel”.
With the double world champion solidarity Nico Hulkenberg, who previously quite skeptical evaluated changes in the technical regulations.
“Now you can reach your natural limit. Formed this impression. I hope so, ‘ said the Renault racer. – I think it’s great for our sport and for me personally – it’s more natural and more suited to my style of piloting. Always more interesting if the racer goes faster. For example, the passage of the third turn in Barcelona at full throttle is simply stunning. The public and journalists find it difficult to understand our feelings, but it’s damn cool.”
At the same time, Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton fears that still, in some aspects, the situation may remain the same as it was last year.
“It is impossible to attack in full force every lap, tyres still wear out,’ said the triple world champion. – The tires become much harder than last year. Definitely, they are less susceptible to wear, overheating, but still this factor is present.
Besides the tests in Barcelona was not as hot as, say, will be in Malaysia, where wear and degradation will be as serious as always.”
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