At the Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes brought an updated car. After the first practice session, in which Lewis Hamilton showed the third-fastest time, Brackley team chief race engineer Andrew Shovlin called the start of the weekend a success.
Andrew Shovlin «At this stage of the weekend it is difficult to draw conclusions, but we have not had any serious problems, so the start can be considered successful. We compared several settings and, in my opinion, found the right direction for further work on this song. Lewis is much more satisfied with the car than George, so now we need to study all the telemetry.
One of Monaco’s difficulties is that track conditions change a lot over the weekend. It’s one thing to make a car fast in practice one, but it’s quite another to keep a fast pace in the second and third sessions, and then in qualifying. This is much easier said than done.
We started the weekend well, but we are worried because so many things can go wrong in Monaco. This track requires rider confidence. Lewis had it in his first practice, George didn’t, so he still has to work on it.”
Source: F1 News
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