F1 top news

Explained: Assessing F1 car damage live!

Explained: Assessing F1 car damage live!

Explained: Assessing F1 car damage live!

Mercedes AMG Formula One team Chief Engineer Trackside Simon Cole explains how the team assessed Lewis Hamilton’s damaged car during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

To BOX or NOT TO BOX?

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes was hit by Valtteri Bottas’ fast-starting Williams into Turn One, an impact which spun the W07 round and badly damaged its bodywork and floor.

Mercedes learned that floor damage on the Hamilton’s car cost him one second per lap and Brit finished on third 20 seconds adrift of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

“I think [the bad starts were] two separate incidents, but both equally painful, maybe today a little more painful,” Lewis said.

“Nonetheless, we still managed to get up there and get some points, so again damage limitation, I’m glad it wasn’t more points, as I could have not finished the race.”

Facebook Comments
Loading...
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV or any other subsidiary associated with the official Formula One governing organizations The website is an unofficial website, all names and logos used here are property of their respective owners, more specially FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE, F1, GRAND PRIX and logos and the wide Curves logo are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One Group Company. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only. Official Formula One information can be found at www.formula1.com

Copyright © 2015 Thisisf1.com

To Top