Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team Has Trouble-Free Monza Practice
Obviously, the session's focus was on evaluating the car's aerodynamic package and tires comparison ahead of the race on Sunday and not on straight up fast laps. Considering it was a trouble-free as far as mechanical problems go, the team considered the session a success.
“The car feels pretty good here today at Monza. The balance is reasonable and we’ve had a pretty smooth day, better than our recent Fridays in fact. Although we’re quite competitive, we’re not quick enough yet and will have to work hard tonight to see where we can make some improvements. Of course we don’t know what fuel loads other teams are on so we’ll have to wait and see but there is a bit of work for us to do if we want to compete right at the front tomorrow.” - Lewis Hamilton
His team mate, Nico Rosberg, was a bit more enthusiastic though:
“As usual on Fridays, we are a bit away from the quickest times, however we learned a lot today. Almost every single lap brings important information and I think our car is good again. We need to work hard this evening to improve further though as the Red Bulls are very quick again. Generally it’s a great atmosphere here at Monza; the track is absolutely fantastic and the fans are very enthusiastic. There’s always a great welcome for us here.”
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