Connect with us

F1 top news

Mercedes could hit trouble with long wheelbase in Hungary – Salo

Published

on

Mercedes is not the certain winner of this weekend’s Hungarian grand prix.

That is the view of former Ferrari driver and regular F1 steward Mika Salo, who thinks Ferrari could bounce back at the Hungaroring after a difficult recent period.

The Finn told Ilta Sanomat newspaper that Red Bull is also expected to be strong on the tight, twisty circuit near Budapest.

“And I think Ferrari will be strong,” said Salo. “Mercedes could have a bit of trouble again because of their long wheelbase.

“But of course, Mercedes is always strong on every track, and so much will come down to qualifying because you can’t really pass there,” he explained.

“If you quality well, that’s already a big part of the race,” said Salo.

Indeed, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel said after Silverstone that it is Saturday afternoons on which the Italian team needs to improve.

But Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is not willing to say the German team is definitely the favourite for Hungary.

“First I’d like to see how our car works there on a slower, high-temperature track. That could give us a more complete picture,” he said.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F114 hours ago

Hamilton seizes final-breath Monaco GP pole

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton beats his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole on final lap for Monaco Grand Prix. Red...

2019 F114 hours ago

Monaco GP Qualifying Results

Ferrari youngster Charles Leclerc shock Q1 shoot-out. Out of top TEN: Hulkenberg, Norris, Grosjean, Raikkonen, Giovinazzi, Leclerc, Perez, Stroll, Russell,...

2019 F12 days ago

Lauda wanted Mercedes to keep going – Wolff

An emotional Toto Wolff said in Monaco that Niki Lauda was enjoying Mercedes’ dominance in 2019. “The last time I...

2019 F12 days ago

Binotto excuses Leclerc’s mistakes

Mattia Binotto has excused Charles Leclerc for making mistakes at the start of his career at Ferrari. While heralded by...

2019 F12 days ago

Ferrari should soon switch focus to 2020 – Webber

Mark Webber thinks Ferrari should consider writing off the 2019 world championship after the next race in Canada. So far...

2019 F12 days ago

Lauda funeral set for Wednesday

The public can attend Niki Lauda’s funeral next Wednesday. German-language reports say it will take place at the gothic St...

2019 F12 days ago

Alonso-McLaren relationship not broken – Brown

Zak Brown insists McLaren’s relationship with Fernando Alonso is not broken. After almost winning the Indy 500 with the Andretti...

2019 F12 days ago

Raikkonen dislikes modern Monaco layout

Kimi Raikkonen says Monaco has lost its magic of the past – for the drivers. This weekend, the Finn –...

2019 F12 days ago

F1 heading for new engine formula in 2025

F1 looks set to scrap the ‘power unit’ regulations for 2025. Due to their complexity, expense, lack of noise and...

2019 F13 days ago

Perez admits Mexico GP heading for axe

Sergio Perez has admitted that his home race in Mexico looks set to drop off the 2020 calendar. Not yet...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media