Chris Medland says Monaco could suit Mercedes better than Spain

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Formula1.com special contributor Chris Medland says the lack of high speeds at Monaco “should mean teams are struggling less with porpoising than at other venues”.

In his pre-Monaco Grand Prix column on the official Formula 1 website, Chris Medland said Mercedes could perform even better in Monaco than it did in Spain.

“Mercedes have finally made the step forward that they had threatened for a long time, with George Russell qualifying fourth and finishing third in Spain, while Lewis Hamilton was the quickest driver across the distance from the end of lap two until he hit reliability issues late on, having been demoted to the back by a first-lap puncture,” Medland wrote.


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“Not only was that pace impressive, Russell stated his belief that Mercedes will be even stronger in Monaco, where the lack of high speeds should mean teams are struggling less with porpoising than at other venues.

“But that’s an area Mercedes appear to have made clear progress, unlocking a lot more pace in the car.

“It all points to three teams arriving in Monaco feeling like they have a chance of fighting for pole position,” Medland concluded.

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