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2019 British Grand Prix – Preview

2019 British Grand Prix – Preview
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Toto looks ahead to Round 10 of the 2019 Formula One season, at the historic Silverstone Circuit

  • Toto Talks Great Britain
  • Stat Attack: Great Britain and Beyond

Toto Talks Great Britain

Austria exposed the biggest vulnerability of our car and it meant we couldn’t challenge for the win at any point of the weekend. We’ve been working on our cooling for a while, but the combination of high temperatures and altitude in Spielberg ultimately meant that we had to do too much temperature management to be competitive. We will continue to work on this to have a better fighting chance at future races in the heat.

Fortunately, the English summer is known for more moderate temperatures, so cooling should not be a major issue for us in Silverstone – although we’ve learned in the past that the weather at the British GP can be highly changeable. Silverstone is a sensational track and the sweeping corners demand a lot from the drivers and the car. We’ve had some of our best performances this year on tracks with a wide range of corner speeds, so on paper we should be in relatively good form. But we’ve also had a number of reliability issues that could have easily robbed us of a considerable amount of points, so we know that we need to stay vigilant and perform to the best of our abilities if we want to be in the fight this weekend.

The British Grand Prix is the first of two Mercedes home races in the upcoming weeks: Silverstone is just down the road from Brackley and Brixworth, as well as being Lewis’ home race; and Hockenheim is a 90-minute drive from the Mercedes HQ in Stuttgart. We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces in the audience when the Mercedes family comes to the track to support us over the next two weekends. We will give it everything to make them proud and make the Mercedes star shine brightly.

Stat Attack: Great Britain and Beyond

2019 British Grand Prix Timetable

Session

Local Time

(BST)

Brackley

(BST)

Stuttgart

(CEST)

Free Practice 1 Friday

10:00-11:30

10:00-11:30

11:00-12:30

Free Practice 2 Friday

14:00-15:30

14:00-15:30

15:00-16:30

Free Practice 3 Saturday

11:00-12:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00

Qualifying Saturday

14:00-15:00

14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00

Race Sunday

14:10-16:10

14:10-16:10

15:10-17:10

 

Race Records – Mercedes F1 at the British Grand Prix

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

DNF

Mercedes

11

6

13

8

12

6

1

Lewis Hamilton

12

5

8

6

6

3

0

Valtteri Bottas

6

0

2

0

0

0

0

MB Power

27

11

30

13

20

10

16

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

 

Laps

Completed

Distance

Covered (km)

Corners

Taken

Gear

Changes

PETRONAS

Fuel Injections

Mercedes

4,437

21,269

69,713

210,912

177,480,000

Lewis Hamilton

2,080

9,982

32,792

99,281

83,200,000

Valtteri Bottas

2,132

10,166

33,418

100,633

85,280,000

MB Power

11,703

56,193

183,197

556,092

468,120,000

 

Mercedes-Benz in Formula One

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

1-2

Finishes

Front Row

Lockouts

Mercedes

(All Time)

198

95

195

107

192

69

50

63

Mercedes (Since 2010)

186

86

178

99

172

60

45

61

Lewis Hamilton

238

79

142

86

139

42

N/A

N/A

Valtteri Bottas

127

5

38

9

23

12

N/A

N/A

MB Power

468

181

463

190

372

164

81

100

Source: Mercedes-Benz F1

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