Date posted: August 10 2020
Lewis Hamilton claims he was not pondering if Purple Bull had “different configurations to” Mercedes when he commented on tyre force throughout the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
With Max Verstappen loving his tyres and Mercedes eating into theirs, the Dutchman ended Mercedes’ run of grand prix victories when he conquer Hamilton to the chequered flag at the 2nd Silverstone race on Sunday.
Contrary to the very first race, just one that was won by Hamilton, this time close to the teams ran tyres that had been a stage softer forcing almost everyone into adopting a two-stop tactic.
But even shifting tyres a lot more regularly than they had finished the race prior, Hamilton and his crew-mate Valtteri Bottas however suffered with substantial have on and blistering.
Verstappen did not seem to be to have that very same problem.
That prompted Hamilton to question Purple Bull’s tyre pressures.
“He will have to have considerably less pressure in his tyres or a thing,” claimed the Brit throughout the grand prix.
“He need to have a lot less pressure in his tyres”, Hamilton speculates. We imagine that’s just hot air at this point. #F1
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Hamilton was questioned about his comment all through the article-race press convention and no matter if he felt Red Bull’s tyre force, of which Pirelli set a minimum amount for the begin of the grand prix, ‘weren’t right’.
The Mercedes driver says he wasn’t accusing Red Bull of owning less stress in their tyres, instead he was asking yourself how they retained the pressures down.
“When we go out and we start out the race we have nominal pressures and then for the duration of the race they enhance,” he spelled out.
“With extra laps, they go on a steep increase and I presume that we just went on a substantially steeper increase and maximize in pressures than Max.
“In common, to look following your tyres, you need to preserve the temperatures down and that’s why the pressures, so that wasn’t genuinely my imagined processes when I was out there.
“They must be capable to retain their pressures reduce than ours and that is why ours ended up blistering and that was just a concept that I had.
“I wasn’t indicating that they have distinct settings to us, for the reason that we all have the exact minimum amount but if you can keep your pressures reduce then you can go additional and make the tyres final lengthier, so I consider that that is likely it.
“I’ll come across out later on but I’m guaranteed which is component of the problem that we had probably.”