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Strategic win for Mercedes in qualifying

"Some sessions are tight, like Q2 when 0.048s separated P5 from P10. Others are not, as Lewis' impressive qualifying time more than half a second ahead of P2 proved," admitted Mercedes-Benz' head of motorsport Norbert Haug. "Having said that, it is most likely that we will see changes in the top ten order from today at the end of the race tomorrow. Our target will be to score points with both cars posting consistent lap times as Nico did during his long run at the end of the final practice session this morning."

Everyone is wondering whether cooler conditions will mean on race day, and whether that will shake things up even more than the scrambled grid positions.

"Tomorrow's forecast is still for cooler temperatures," pointed out Bell. "With what we have seen both this weekend and this season so far, we know that a difference of several degrees in track temperature can make a huge difference to how different cars perform. We can expect a very interesting race."

"It's going to be a tight race tomorrow, although the forecast says it should be cooler," agreed Schumacher.





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MartinJSUK

May 13, 2012 8:06 AM
Last Edited 803 days ago

Now that Lewis has been penalised, they're starting 6th and 8th - that's the dirty side of the grid. Probably serves them right for now giving it full whack for the paying customers at the circuit on Saturday....



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