Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff believes that the Ferrari is working well with the tyres in all weather conditions.
On the Friday practice in Sochi at the “Silver arrows” had some issues. Valtteri Bottas at the end of the day behind the leader Sebastian Vettel 0,670 seconds and Lewis Hamilton was even on. While in the course of a few quick laps of both Mercedes driver went off the road.
“As you can see, to bring the tyres in the operating range, requires few laps. On a clean lap to make it easier. Even if to drive wheels fails, you will not be able to go to the range, – quotes the AUTOSPORT wolf. – The wider the range, the easier it is to get the tyres to work, and the faster you go. What this window is, the more difficult, and this is the case.
The impression is that the Ferrari is quite resistant to a wide temperature window. No matter, this is Bahrain, where it is very hot, or Sochi where cool. They just have a very good car”.
Ferrari have won two of the first three races this year. The victory Vettel in Melbourne was the first after the victory in Singapore in 2015 – a memorable race, when the Mercedes had problems with the tires. Nevertheless, wolf believes that comparison is not worth it.
“In Singapore 2015, we were the only team who failed to find the key to the tire – continued wolf. Now there is one team that fast, no matter what anyone said.”
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