Our Championship rivals were better at managing the HyperSoft today and we need to understand and improve before Montreal as it's likely to be even trickier there. Whilst Montreal should suit our car more, the tyres will play a big role in the strategy there and unlikely Monaco, you can overtake. So, we'll be working hard over the next few days to make sure we understand our weaknesses.
Was wondering how Mercedes will extract the best at the German GP considering Hockenheim in July is a place where we can expect high track temperatures coupled with the heavy traction demands meaning they will need to keep a close eye on wear rates for the rear tyres and be aware of blistering ? I fear the quali will be a Ferrari affair and Mercedes will have to put more focus on the race setup. Red Bull will be strong and a treat for Mercedes as well. Thankfully Ricciardo will have a grid penalty. This weekend before the break is so important, a great bounce back is needed before Hungary where they are going to struggle.
Also was wondering, how Mercedes can expect to compete on the long term against Ferrari with such a low development rate and yet when they bring a big aero update, it affects even more the balance of the car ? Why Mercedes is still not on top of the engine cooling management ? How Mercedes can bring the same set of tires for Silverstone than Ferrari and still put themselve in such of disadvantage situation where they lack tires in case charly decides to put the safetycar on the track ?
They are obviously not on top of the car after 10 races unlike Ferrari.
I also think they need to bring some fresh minds in the team also not only moving people at different roles for some reasons.