For McLaren, the main problem related to the cancellation of Friday’s training is that the team has prepared for the German race weekend a number of new products that must be tested before qualifying.
Carlos Science: “There is little to say about today. Unfortunately, we were unable to enter the track for safety reasons, which was related to the helicopter.
It is a pity that we did not work on the wet track, because it always gives me pleasure, and could not test the new components that the team has prepared for this weekend. Tomorrow we must immediately do everything right to prepare well for the qualification and race.
It looks like the cold temperatures and winds are going to be tougher than usual this weekend, so we’ll do our best to put it all together. “
Lando Norris: “I think the biggest challenge has to do with the fact that we have a few advanced components on our car this weekend, and it takes time to understand how effective they are and whether they need to adjust the overall balance of the MCL35. All this complicates our task for Saturday training somewhat, because such information is needed to prepare for qualification.
Today we planned, first of all, to deal with the tires, adapt to the track and work with aerodynamic settings, but in such conditions it would still be difficult – in the rain it is much more difficult to understand how the car behaves. I would love to drive on a track like this, it’s usually fun to fly in such conditions.
It looks like the weather conditions on Sunday will not be the best either, as well as tomorrow. “
Andrea Stella, racing director: “We all want to race, so we always get upset when bad weather has to lose the whole day. Moreover, on the track, where we have not been for seven years.
On Friday night, we always have to make certain decisions, and today we will have to do it based on the information obtained on the simulator, as well as data collected on tracks with similar characteristics.
Based on the weather forecast, there is a chance that the third workout could take place on dry asphalt. We need to do a lot of work on testing new products, analyze tire behavior and aerodynamic efficiency. The riders will have to adapt to this very technical circuit, as neither Lando nor Carlos have driven Formula 1 cars at the Nurburgring.
There is a lot of work to be done to prepare for the qualification, and we must do everything to be able to compete for points on Sunday. “