F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), MercedesAMG Very Close in Friday’s Practice

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), MercedesAMG Very Close in Friday’s Practice


Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has tended to start fastest on Fridays this season, only for their race weekends disappoint.

And in Spain this Friday, both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc agreed they had not yet got the car’s balance right with the new updates.

“Engine-wise we are happy. It is Friday so it is difficult to know what we are doing compared to other people, but overall happy,” said Mr. Vettel of the power unit update.

“We put everything on the car we expected to put on the car. Feeling-wise it’s a different story and it’s a fair picture that we haven’t been the quickest today.”

Mr. Leclerc added: “At the moment the balance is a bit out of the perfect balance, but this is things that can be fixed and also normal when you are putting new parts on the car.”

It is once again slow corners, which feature prominently in Barcelona’s twisty final section, which are proving problematic for a SF90 car which remains F1’s fastest in a straight line.

“It is not the 1st time this year we are losing in these sorts of corners,” admitted Mr. Vettel. “If it was easy we would just fix it but currently we are all working very hard and trying to still understand why we are losing out in these types of corners. Sometimes more than other times.”

Mr. Leclerc put it this way, “That is where we are losing the most and are going to put our main focus on it.”

MercedesAMG comes into this 1st European race of the season on the back of a perfect run of F1 2019 1-2’s.

“The car felt really good today, completely different to how it was in winter testing, and it seems like our cornering performance has improved,” Mr. Bottas said.

“The balance around the lap is also better, so it looks like we have taken the right direction since the winter.

“Today was good, but it’s only Friday and Ferrari are very close. We need to wait and see what tomorrow holds.”

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a notable improvement in P2 to close in on Mr. Bottas, who he believes will be a fierce title rival, after finishing 0.6secs behind his team-mate in the morning.

FP2 Results

1Valtteri BottasMercedesAMG Petronas MotorsportS1:17.284
2Lewis HamiltonMercedesAMG Petronas MotorsportS+0.049
3Charles LeclercScuderia FerrariS+0.301
4Sebastian VettelScuderia FerrariS+0.389
5Max VerstappenAston Martin Red Bull RacingS+0.751
6Romain GrosjeanRich Energy Haas F1 TeamS+0.869
7Pierre GaslyAston Martin Red Bull RacingS+0.954
8Kevin MagnussenRich Energy Haas F1 TeamS+1.071
9Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren F1 TeamS+1.374
10Daniil KvyatRed Bull Toro Rosso HondaS+1.438
11Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo RacingS+1.443
12Alexander AlbonRed Bull Toro Rosso HondaS+1.495
13Lance StrollSportPesa Racing Point F1 TeamS+1.555
14Nico HulkenbergRenault F1 TeamS+1.577
15Daniel RicciardoRenault F1 TeamS+1.650
16Lando NorrisMcLaren F1 TeamS+1.757
17Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo RacingS+2.143
18Sergio PerezSportPesa Racing Point F1 TeamS+2.164
19George RussellROKiT Williams RacingS+2.907
20Robert KubicaROKiT Williams RacingS+3.497 

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

The iconic Italian Supercar manufacturer claimed the title according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Bullish across the board, and there is very little resistance here and none above 140.26. All of our Key indicators are Very Bullish in here

Enjoy the racing, tune in here.

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