Mercedes-AMG Petronas Components One Crew Race Engineer Andrew Shovlin has nothing however reward for Lewis Hamilton after he topped qualifying for the dash race on the British Grand Prix, main the way in which the primary for him for the reason that Spanish Grand Prix.
Qualifying has been exhausting for the staff to acquire in latest weeks however they’ll be glad that they’re sitting on the entrance of the pack for Saturday’s dash race. Though the quickest in qualifying doesn’t get the official title as pole sitter, Shovlin remains to be glad that his staff was the quickest.
“Effectively finished to Lewis on one other pole place; they haven’t been simple to come back by this yr however it was a strong job all through and a reduction that his first lap within the remaining session was sufficient to safe the highest spot.” mentioned Shovlin.
“Our morning was centered on studying; there’s merely an excessive amount of work to suit into one hour however we managed to do an honest mixture of long term and single lap work.”
In Friday’s solo apply session, Mercedes didn’t appear to have the tempo to match Pink Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen however after wanting on the information, they had been in a position to verify the automotive was geared as much as be aggressive.
“Our single lap tempo was uninspiring in Follow however we managed to discover a path to enhance grip and steadiness going into Qualifying which confirmed within the timesheets.
“Valtteri’s remaining run was lap however compromised by being first automotive out; we’ll assessment our timing on that as we might have probably secured the entrance row had we discovered him a automotive in entrance. General, the tempo was robust from each automobiles and that’s reassuring on condition that we’ve had a troublesome time in latest qualifying periods.”