2008 British GP, practice: McLaren Mercedes quotes 

Written by David on July 04th, 2008 at 7:02 pmLast Update: July 04th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

McLaren MercedesRon Dennis: “The British Grand Prix is the home race for all the hard-working people at Woking and Brixworth and, as such, it is a particularly important event for everybody at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. Today’s practice performances look encouraging and neither driver reported any major problems but we remain mindful that there is still much work to complete and are fully aware of the threat of wet weather for the remainder of the weekend.”

Heikki Kovalainen: “We seemed to find a nice balance almost immediately and waited for the track to come to us throughout both sessions. The trick here is to balance the set-up between the high- and slow-speed corners and I feel that we’re getting closer to achieving that. We shouldn’t get carried away with being fastest on Friday afternoon, but we’ve got a good basis for Sunday.”

Lewis Hamilton: “It was good to see so many fans at the circuit so early this morning! Although we’d only tested here last week, the track felt quite different today. The car’s balance felt very good despite my having a little grassy moment at Turn Eight. Into the afternoon, the car felt increasingly consistent, and I feel we’ve got a good benchmark for the weekend ahead.”

Norbert Haug: “A productive first test day with good and consistent lap times by Heikki and Lewis. However, the weather forecast for tomorrow and Sunday predicts heavy rain, therefore today’s findings will be only of limited help.”

source: McLaren Mercedes

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