At the Spanish Grand Prix, Mercedes showed that it has found a solution to porpoising and greatly improved the performance of its cars, with its drivers now able to compete with Red Bull and Ferrari cars.
George Russell climbed to the 3rd step of the podium with Lewis Hamilton, although in the first lap he fell to the last position, after the contact he had with Kevin Magnussen, contact that led to the bursting of his front left tire, he managed to finish in the 5th position, having an extremely fast pace, while he could have finished in 4th place if a water leak did not force him to slow down and be overtaken by Carlos Sainz.
After contacting Magnussen, Hamilton was 50 seconds behind Verstappen, while at the end of the match, this difference was reduced to 40 seconds.
In post-match statements, Hamilton said he believed he could win today’s match by battling Red Bull. The 7-time world champion stated:
The pace of the race was much better and the car was much better during the race thanks to the upgrades. This is a great sign that we are moving in the right direction.
I have no doubt that we can now fight for victories again. Today, if I did not have contact in the first round I would fight Red Bull. This gives me great hope that at some point we will fight for victory.
Hamilton added that Mercedes experimented “to something“In Russell’s car”which is ultimately the best way to qualify“. So this “the somethingHe will also have it at the Monaco GP next weekend. The Briton added that his performance today is like a victory for him and his team.
Source: Autoblog.gr by www.autoblog.gr.
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