After the third day of the first pre-season tests Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton admitted that he still doubts that the new rules will make racing more spectacular.
Valtteri Bottas kept the best time on the third day of tests
“Now the flow of dirty air behind the car became even stronger, which complicates the task two times compared to what it was before, said Lewis. – We need more mechanical grip, more grip from new tyres and less downforce. But now the opposite is true. Yes, I want to believe that race would be delightful, but much should not deceive ourselves.
I hope that the new tires Pirelli will appreciate its reliability. Yet they are the most rigid of all the ones that I played, so they can drive a lot of laps.
It is difficult to say what has more influence on lap time: tires or downforce. As I said, only half a second tire was faster compared to last year.”
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