the first day of The Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos has elapsed with normality for Mercedes, except for one detail unexpected: heat. has caused the degradation of the tyres has been greater than expected, and even lead to blistering on the tires.
Nico Rosberg has expressed concern to the press, since even the degradation of the medium compound -the toughest of the supplied by Pirelli for this race – has been remarkable, and the pressure from Red Bull looks real.
,“he Has done a lot of heat, more of which we hope to do the rest of the weekend. As a result, it is difficult to prepare completely for the qualifying and the race. Apart from that, it was a Friday quite normal. Our car seems quick, but Red Bull is close, definitely”.
“The soft compound is degrading enough on the long runs with blistering on the rear tyres. There is a surprising amount of degradation in the tyres means also. But I think that, in general, we have a decent pace in long runs”.
Lewis Hamilton has not given so much importance to the heat in regards to the tires, highlighting the good feelings that you have had with the car. Although the over-heating of the Pirelli is evident, the Mercedes says that the pace on long runs is very promising. The british has shown to be stronger than his teammate and has led the two practice sessions.
“it Has been a good day, we have completed all our programme and the car is going really well. it Is very hard physically at this time with so much heat as makes it, not only in the car but also for the guys in the box”.
“Finding the right balance has not been easy in these conditions because the tires will get really hot. But our pace over a long run seems to be strong, so that we can be happy with the start we have had today”.