Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Race Engineer Andrew Shovlin has only appreciation for Lewis Hamilton after he covered receiving the sprint race at the British Grand Prix, blazing a trail the very first for him given that the Spanish Grand Prix.

Qualifying has actually been hard for the group to acquire in current weeks however they’ll rejoice that they’re resting at the front of the pack for Saturday’s sprint race. Although the fastest in certifying doesn’t obtain the main title as post caretaker, Shovlin is still grateful that his group was the fastest.

“Well done to Lewis on another pole position; they haven’t been easy to come by this year but it was a solid job throughout and a relief that his first lap in the final session was enough to secure the top spot.” claimed Shovlin.

“Our morning was focused on learning; there’s simply too much work to fit into one hour but we managed to do a decent mix of long run and single lap work.”

In Friday’s solo session, Mercedes didn’t appear to have the speed to match Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen however after considering the information, they had the ability to see to it the automobile was gotten ready to be affordable.

Our solitary lap speed was uninspiring in Practice however we handled to discover an instructions to enhance hold and also equilibrium entering into Qualifying which received the timesheets.

Valtteri’s final run was a good lap but compromised by being first car out; we’ll review our timing on that as we could have potentially secured the front row had we found him a car in front. Overall, the pace was strong from both cars and that’s reassuring given that we’ve had a tough time in recent qualifying sessions.”