BOTTAS THREAT - WE STILL HAVEN`T UNLOCKED THE FULL POTENTIAL - FORMULA 1

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

BOTTAS THREAT - WE STILL HAVEN`T UNLOCKED THE FULL POTENTIAL

Lewis took the car out in the morning, with Valtteri behind the wheel in the afternoon. Both drivers completed a similar programme with shorter runs in the beginning and longer runs afterwards. Test programme focussed on aero, pit stop practice and qualifying and race simulations. Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 2,085 km.

Valtteri Bottas: "The car felt OK. We did some shorter runs in the beginning, and then longer runs afterwards. We definitely made some improvements once again. We’ve made good progress since last year, but some other cars look quick as well. We had decent temperatures so we could do some proper testing and learned a lot from today."

"We have some work to do to get more out of the soft compounds. I always enjoy trying to extract everything out of the car. But we still haven’t unlocked the full potential of the package we have, so there’s more to come."