Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin give their comments on the French GP Free Practice 1&2.
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After Friday’s French Grand Prix free practice sessions, Valtteri Bottas says he feels Mercedes has “started the weekend on the right foot”.
After the French GP Friday’s free practice sessions, Lewis Hamilton says the feeling within the car in “not much different” to Monaco and Baku.
Valtteri Bottas, P2, 1m32.880s
Lewis Hamilton, P3, 1m33.125s
Valtteri Bottas, P1, 1m33.448s
Lewis Hamilton, P2, 1m33.783s
Lewis Hamilton says getting tyres in the “narrow working window” is playing a “huge role” in the 2021 championship, “maybe more than ever before”.
Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t believe tyre failures in Baku are Pirelli’s fault, but more likely the fault of the teams who play with tyre pressures.
At the French Grand Prix Thursday press conference Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen talked about their relationship away from the track.
Valtteri Bottas confirms that him and Lewis Hamilton will swap chassis for the French Grand Prix, in a pre-planned move.
For a few weeks now, rumours have been running rampant that Mercedes will not retain Valtteri Bottas beyond 2021. The Finn gives his comments.