Lewis Hamilton said that during the first day of testing in Bahrain, the team studied the work of the tires, as this is a component of the Mercedes was inferior to Ferrari in the first three races of the season.
The Briton drove a total of 97 laps and won the best time.
“It was hard to fly because of the heat and wind, but, nevertheless, we have fulfilled the planned program, – said Hamilton after the end of the day. We paid special attention to the study of the work of the tires and the behavior of the rear of the car to allow for the long series of circles, especially in the race and the tires Supersoft.
Nice that we managed to accomplish all the goals. Sochi Autodrom smooth and less abrasive asphalt, so I think there are problems with wear should not be, and will be able to travel a great distance. I hope crucial will be there to have the speed of the car, not the tire wear.”
Wednesday behind the wheel of a Mercedes W08 sits Valtteri Bottas.
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