Valtteri Bottas: New cars harder to control in windy conditions

Валттери Боттас: Новыми машинами сложнее управлять в условиях ветра

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that the new cars 2017 is quite difficult to manage in conditions of a strong wind, which could lead to an increase in the number of turns.

Finn was one of many pilots who have had problems with the wind during the first block of pre-season tests in Barcelona.

“The second day of testing in Barcelona it was windy, causing the machine behaved unstable, – quotes the Finn I think the wind now plays an important role because of the increased level of downforce in the field of aerodynamics.

If you’re in a rush, you lose more downforce than in normal conditions. This is all the complexity of the situation.”

In addition, in the paddock discuss that the increase in the number of reversals can also be associated with the tires Pirelli, but Valtteri only partially agree with this statement.

“It seems to me that the tires have almost no influence on the sudden loss of grip, he continued Bottas. – This factor can play a big role when the rubber was not well-heated in the cool weather.

This applies mainly to the hard composition of the rubber. Sometimes they are difficult to get to work. They also behave unstable in terms of oversteer.

But if we talk about the softer compounds, as soon as you warm them to the desired temperature, the ratio of slip and loss of traction becomes approximately the same as it was last year”.

Recall that in the third day of testing the Renault pilot Jolyon Palmer flew out of the gravel, and rookie lance Stroll twice went into the turn and one more time broke FW40 during the first block of tests in Barcelona.

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