“Mercedes will move with a spring in their approach”

The first two free practice sessions of the Grand Prix of Qatar proved that Mercedes has a good chance of winning this weekend. The German formation looked better than Red bull racing in all sectors, remarks Lawrence Barretto.

The journalist of the official Formula 1 website said in his analysis that after his solid weekend in Brazil, Hamilton appears poised for another victory. This would immediately bring the Briton closer to Verstappen in the world championship.

“They may have had their request for the right to review the Sao Paulo GP incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis hamilton rejected, but Mercedes will still head to the Qatari party with a spring in their step after their efforts on Friday, “ Barretto wrote.

“In the warmer first practice session and the cooler second session, when conditions were more representative of qualifying and the race, the Mercedes started with the stronger foot.”

Hamilton shows he’s fit

Additionally, Barretto noted that Hamilton is doing well. With two second places and a victory, the Briton gets the most out of his car. “With a huge number of laps on the board and data from Bottas to work on as well, the reigning world champion looks in good shape.”