Lewis Hamilton says that Red Bull “are stronger everywhere at the moment” and hopes if it rains Mercedes can maybe “throw a spanner in the works”.
Formula 1 teams have been experiencing freight delays in Brazil, on the second week of the last triple-header of the season. However, this is not expected to affect Friday’s practice and qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton says it is often not appreciated how much work goes into preparing for the race weekend.
“People tune into the race, and then don’t really have much of an idea what happens in between,” said the Briton.
“The amount of work that the team has to do in between to take the car to pieces, for the whole travel, for the whole circus to travel in such a short space of time.
“It’s a fifteen-hour trip to get here, so it’s very, very long.”
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Hamilton was then asked if he expects Mercedes to be closer to Red Bull in Brazil than they were in Mexico.
“I think [Red Bull] are going to be stronger all weekend. They are stronger everywhere at the moment.
“It’s not nerve-wrecking, it’s just a fact. That’s just the way it is, so it’s just about trying to maximise the car.”
During the interview it rained a little, and Lewis said this could prove to be helpful.
“If we can have conditions like this, maybe we can throw a spanner in the works, but they are a bit ahead at the moment”, concludes the seven-time champion.