Mercedes fear that in the coming weekend F1 in Monaco, they may be at a disadvantage compared to Ferrari.
According to Valtteri Bottas, the track in Monte Carlo is not really suitable chassis W08.
“Our vehicle has the longest wheelbase in the peloton, but on this route, a lot of slow corners, said Bottas this week in an interview with the Brazilian Globo. – We can actually be slower than the Ferrari.”
The same issue is of concern and non-Executive Director of the team of Niki Lauda.
“We will have problems in tight turns because of the long wheelbase – admitted Lauda in an interview with Blick. The situation becomes worse than in Singapore.”
“Now we have a serious challenge because of the broader and fast cars – admitted and Lewis Hamilton. In Monaco, the dimensions of the vehicle will be the most serious challenge. I have no doubt that someone somehow will touch the barriers.”
However, not only the long wheelbase is a concern for Mercedes before Monaco. Engine failure Bottas during the Grand Prix of Spain also worried about the team.
“Reliability is always important in the fight for the championship, Lauda agreed. – We worry because of the problems with turbocharging, which the Bottom. Our famous Anglo-German approach needs to be revised – I would not like to the destiny of the championship’s technical challenges”.
Team boss Toto Wolff confirmed that the team dealt with the problem Finn: “Before, we did not notice this defect, and this means that you need to be a lot more closely.
We believe that in Monaco the balance of power will change completely, because not all beyond our control.”
Want to get the most current news website on your mobile device? Subscribe to our channel in the Telegram!