Summary: Lewis Hamilton expects Red Bull and Max Verstappen to be just as formidable in the Styrian and Austrian Grands Prix as they have proven in France.
Hamilton: Red Bull Ring could fit Red Bull package
After missing out on victory at the French Grand Prix, Hamilton said he believed Red Bull could retain the advantage on their home circuit, the scene of the next two rounds. “It’s a power hungry circuit, I had these long, long straights so we could see something similar to this weekend,” said Hamilton.
“Obviously with the straight line speed of the Red Bull, but we have three days to try and see if we can make any adjustments and improvements and maybe if we maximize absolutely everything we can maybe give them some. for their money. “
Ricciardo: McLaren “feels more at home”
Getting on the grid from tenth to sixth in the French Grand Prix has made Daniel Ricciardo feel more “at home” with his McLaren team.
“After the Monaco frustrations I kind of took a step back and I was like the big picture,” said Ricciardo. “I know that if I continue to persevere and remain resilient through all of this, then days like this will come and I can fight and pull off a few moves and all that stuff. So this car will feel right at home. And I think today I started to feel a bit more like home.
Tsunoda overtakes three cars in the first lap starting from the pits
Yuki Tsunoda sent three cars into the first lap of the French Grand Prix, despite starting from the pit lane.
“The first lap was really good, I started from the pit lane and managed to regain three places,” said Tsunoda.
“We got stuck behind the Alfa Romeos, which were on a different compound, so we tried to make the clearance work with the tough guys. I had to push from the start on this tire and by the end of the race they were completely gone. Now I just have to work on my qualifications so that I can start the race higher on the grid and have a better chance of scoring points.
Bottas “didn’t remember” his last points
After a frustrating French Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas kept his fourth place in perspective.
“Yes, disappointing. At least I got points – I can’t remember the last time I got points, so that’s something, ”Bottas said.
“But I think it could have been a lot more today as a team. I think we realized too late that a double stop was the winning strategy and for me in the second stint, the last fifteen, ten laps were like a nightmare, I had no more tires before. And the last ten laps, I could see the canvas on the left front and I was just hoping to reach the finish line.