Mercedes simulations say Singapore “should be one of our better tracks” · RaceFans

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Summary: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the team’s simulations show the Singapore circuit is suitable for their W13, but is cautious about making predictions.

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Mercedes thinks Singapore GP fits their car

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is avoiding predictions for the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix after the Italian Grand Prix failed to live up to expectations he had drawn from the team’s pre-race simulations.

His drivers were fifth and sixth fastest in qualifying and penalties were George Russell Starting from the front row, raising four places. However, he lacked the pace to fight for victory and finished third. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton recovered from his 19th place on the grid where he was penalized to take 5th place.

At the next race in Singapore, the team will switch the downforce level from minimum to maximum. “The track layout should suit our car, but the bumps don’t,” said Wolff.

“The simulations say it should be one of our better trucks,” he added. “But I try to remain cautious about the Singapore forecast.”

De Vries cancels UK trip due to travel fiasco

Formula E world champion Nick de Vries, who recently made his F1 debut, is currently being courted by several F1 teams but was unable to travel to the UK yesterday due to problems with his travel documents. . He said it was related to “Brexit” – the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union last year.

“I was denied a 7:10am flight to London,” he wrote on social media. and my second passport has expired, my trip to the UK has been canceled and I’m flying home instead.I think it’s an early start to the weekend.”

Alonso’s disciples set the pace for F3 testing

Gabriel Bortoretto and Pepe Marti recently signed Fernando Alonso’s A14 Management company were the two fastest drivers on the second day of Formula 3 post-season testing at Jerez. Trident his driver Bortolet caused a number of red flag interruptions during Thursday’s action, but also became the first driver to break 1’30.00 seconds.

Campos Racing’s Marti did the same before the end of the day’s running. Marti came through a significantly later afternoon session ahead of Hitec GP’s Gabriele Mini (another red flagged driver) and Prema’s Paul Aron.

McLaren signs Chelsea director as CCO

Steve Atkins, Chelsea Football Club’s longtime Director of Communications and Public Relations, has signed with McLaren as its new Chief Communications Officer.

Over the next few months he will continue in an advisory role at Chelsea and will officially begin his duties at McLaren on 1 December. Prior to his 14-year stint at Chelsea, Atkins worked for the British Embassy in the United States, working on international disputes.

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, said:

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