Mercedes didn’t have one of the best of Fridays on the 2022 F1 Hungarian GP weekend. The automotive didn’t look good on the observe and even within the timesheets, it appeared a although the German group was entrenched within the midfield quite than difficult the entrance runners. What was much more disappointing for Mercedes followers was the ultimate classification of each the drivers in FP2. As an alternative of snapping on the heels of the entrance runners, each George Russell and Lewis Hamilton languished in P8 and P11, respectively.
Distraught on the state of the Mercedes, these are among the reactions of the F1 followers on Twitter:
Mercedes will roll again just a few experiments that it did in FP2
Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin admitted after the free follow periods that there have been some experiments achieved by the group that did not work out and that they might be reverted in a single day by the group. Shovlin stated:
“I assume those we did in FP2 have taken us backwards. First session we regarded a bit stronger. The automotive was extra collectively. There’s a few issues that I’m sure we’ll be undoing in a single day as a result of it didn’t look nice.”
Lewis Hamilton was not proud of how the day went and was barely puzzled as to why the automotive’s kind swings a lot from observe to trace. He stated:
“The automotive’s a little bit of a battle as we speak. It’s loopy the way it swings a lot from observe to trace. It’s simply set-up, making an attempt to determine how we are able to get the automotive working. In the meanwhile it’s somewhat bit unfastened and it’s not doing what we would like it to do. For some purpose this observe it’s simply not working as properly. As soon as we received it proper the hole’s about the identical as final week, round a second. It’s gonna be a troublesome weekend, that’s for certain.”
The group shall be hoping to show issues round in a single day as a result of at a observe like Hungaroring, overtaking is just not the simplest factor to do.