Teams Praying for Warm Weather at Nurburgring
Brawn GP have Silverstone to be reminded of, when it was Button himself who admitted he had a hard time getting his tires up to temperature during his second stint. Given that Nurburgring is placed at the foot of the Eifel Mountains, there would be a higher chance of seeing rain during the race weekend than at Silverstone.
“I won the race here back in 2002 so the circuit always holds some good memories for me. The weather can be a little unpredictable due to its location right in the Eifel Mountains but we'll be hoping for some warmer temperatures than we saw at Silverstone for the last race,” said Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello in a preview for this weekend's German GP.
“The main concern is with the weather and consequently with tire warm-up because the track is close to the mountains and if you are unlucky you can experience cool temperatures and rain,” added Toyota's Senior General Manager Chassis Pascal Vasselon.
Talking about his chances to get back in the winning streak this weekend, championship leader Jenson Button reckoned that the “Ring” suits the BGP 001 more than the track at Silverstone and, consequently, he'll have a better shot at taking the chequered flag than 3 weekends ago.
“It is a relatively slow circuit with a lot of medium-speed corners which are one of the strengths of the BGP 001. The Nürburgring is also one of the heaviest braking circuits on the calendar so you need a car which will be good through the four heavy braking zones,” said the 29-year old Brit.
Both Brawn GP and Red Bull Racing have announced new parts for the German Grand Prix. So we'll just have to wait and see who's got it right.