The points are distributed on the Sunday, but the start of the German GP of Williams has not been the most promising. The british team is seeing as Toro Rosso, Force India and McLaren each time they surpass with a higher frequency and have a comfortable position as the fourth power of the category, little by little the problems to get into Q3 and score points are becoming ever greater. In this aspect, the Friday of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa has been fairly neutral, without reaching in any of the free ‘top ten’.
Valtteri Bottas clocked a best time of 1:17.425, time almost two seconds slower than that set by Nico Rosberg in FP2, and that he served the Finnish to finish thirteenth. Even though this distance and the position could be worrisome, Bottas has been pretty neutral in his speech: “Ho there was a Friday quite normal to be honest. We have been doing short runs and some tests longer to test the front wings and get information on the tires. All we had to do what we have managed to complete“.
Showing a slightly more critical, Bottas explained: “personally, I think that we can be better than this and I am sure that we will be more competitive in the day tomorrow. The classification is going to be really tight because the track is very short here. The differences are going to be very small, and any error can make the difference between being or not in Q3″.
Worse he has gone to Felipe Massa, not in time because the
the brazilian has been a tenth slower than his team mate in lines
general. However, the pilot south american has been quite
upset after the two sessions of free, as has been expressed
before the press moved to Hockenheim: “Has been a Friday very difficult.
I struggled to find a good balance with the car and we also
had problems to understand how to work the tires in this
In fact, Felipe Massa did not end there your list
factors problematic, arguing in addition that the performance of the FW38 not
had been appropriate at particular times of the two workouts
free. “Nor was it a day in terms of lap times because we
struggled to find the consistency of the tires in the moments
designed to attack. There is No doubt that we have to work. There are many
things to do before FP3 and qualifying tomorrow“.