Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has hinted that the German team is hiding their true speed in the pre-season tests in Barcelona.
Felipe Massa was the best on the first day of the final test block
On the first day of the final test block, Bottas was fifth, while his teammate Lewis Hamilton took fourth place.
Lewis Hamilton: Ferrari is the favorite, based on the test results
“We haven’t achieved what you want to achieve,’ said Bottas. We are constantly working on the car, evaluate all sorts of updates and draw conclusions about which region to add.
Now we do not pay attention to the results, but if you want, we can surpass the figure 1.19,705 set last week. It is an achievable goal.
I think that Ferrari looks very good: they go consistently fast. Do not underestimate Red Bull Racing.
We need to continue to work hard in order to approach the first race of the year in Melbourne in the best form.”
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