Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has denied speculation about the huge advantage of the “Silver arrows” racing mode.
The pace of the defending Champions on a long series of circles on the tests in Barcelona attracted much attention. According to some estimates, during the simulation Thursday morning, Bottas was faster racers Ferrari and Red Bull Racing for a second.
“I don’t think we’re faster than the others for a second. This is clearly not so, – quotes Bottas Sky Sports F1. But we are positive. It was great to simulate race, to feel the car and the tires.
About the speed on a single rapid circle, we don’t know much yet. We saw good lap times in the performance of our rivals, but I think the real balance of forces we will understand in a couple of weeks.”
Text online broadcast of the final day of pre-season tests in Barcelona with photos you can view on our website.
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