Reviews Max Max: Must be glad to lie close to Mercedes
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by 36 thousandsteleconds has Max Stappen in the qualifying of Barcelona () missed the pole position. Mercedes could continue a number that has existed since 2013: For the ninth time in a row, the silver arrows took place one in Spain. But Red Bull was pretty close.
"We know that they are hard to beat here, so we have to be glad we're so close," says stages. He himself had at the latest in Q2 flare the hope of the poles when he was the first pilot in the range of 1:16 minutes. He could beat the time of then in Q3 again, but Lewis Hamilton had another answer.
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"I had a few problems in Q1, but then we got the balance for Q2, which was pretty good," said the Dutch. "My two rounds in Q3 were neat, but for some reason, the second attempt was a bit worse. But no matter: the second place for us is very good on this route."
Video: Formula 1 in Spain: Hamilton and stages in focus (SID)
Thus, the prospects for victory are not necessarily good. Mercedes has a highly strong statistic in Barcelona and the advantage of the fact that you can only overtake on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
If, then something should go for the red-bull pilot at the start. "It's a long way in curve 1, but of course you have to make sure that you have a good start," says stood. "Since the pace is good, I hope we can have a good race."
An important key to it will also be tire management. In Spain, overheat is a big topic, and already in qualifying the pilots must be careful that the tire does not break in the last sector. "We have to make sure we have that under control."
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