Mercedes believe that the cool weather coupled with adjustments in the setup of the car allowed the team to get back on top after a bad weekend in Malaysia.
Lewis Hamilton: I did my best to win this qualification
When Lewis Hamilton asked, figured if the team is why she was able to quickly regain speed after a disastrous weekend at Sepang, he replied: “we Have thoughts of why it happened. The team conducted a serious analysis to understand the cause of the problem. I hope we have it all figured out.
We can’t change that overnight, but in a more cool climate in Japan, it will be easier”.
Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff said that the German team has already made to the car some adjustments, which allowed her to change the situation in comparison to the weekend in Sepang, where the Mercedes was only the third fastest car.
“Bad days make you progress even faster. We realized something and made a change in the machine before the Suzuka – said Toto. From the first exit on the road she behaved perfectly.
We have analyzed the telemetry from the weekend in Malaysia and concluded. The team found ways to optimize the settings of the machine, and it was the right direction.
But this is not a solution to the underlying problem, because such swings happen to all teams. Have you seen what those teams [Red Bull Racing] that was strong in Malaysia, today lost a second lap.”
The race in Japan is expected warmer weather, which could play into the hands of Ferrari.
“Our team are more suitable for rain or cool conditions. And in the hot conditions in Singapore and Malaysia we have had problems. Obviously, if in the race the temperature will rise, for our car it will not be the most optimal situation”, – concluded the wolf.
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