Infotainment Factory: Ricciardo, F1 stars stuck in lift before German GP

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Friday, 26 July 2019

Ricciardo, F1 stars stuck in lift before German GP


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After a lift malfunction saw a group of Formula One stars "stuck" together before the German Grand Prix, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc finished the fastest in practice, trading places with teammate Sebastian Vettel at the top of the timesheets.

"Elevator got stuck," Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo said on Instagram before practice, joking that the race was "cancelled".

Leclerc beat home hero Vettel by 0.124 seconds in the Friday afternoon session at a scorching Hockenheim, with a best lap of one minute 13.449 seconds.

Vettel had been fastest in the morning.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third in both sessions for Mercedes.

https://twitter.com/RenaultF1Team/status/1154785189186473985

Ricciardo, who finished in 13th, described the sweltering conditions as "tricky".

"We put in plenty of laps today, so no complaints there. We have a bit of lap time to find, but we'll try and figure it out tonight," he told Renault F1 Team.

"We won't stress too much as the weather and temperatures look like they'll change for the rest of the weekend. Physically, it wasn't too bad out there, it was certainly hot and quite hard at the wheel but I quite enjoy that!

"It was tricky making the tyres last and the grip didn't feel great, but that's the same for everyone."

https://twitter.com/F1/status/1154780918000885760

The Briton, who leads teammate Valtteri Bottas by 39 points having won seven of 10 races so far, had set his fastest time of the morning on medium tyres compared to the more grippy softs used by the Ferrari drivers.

He used the same tyres as his rivals to set his fastest time in the second session, finishing fourth and suggesting Ferrari had a genuine, if slight, edge in the hotter conditions of the afternoon.

Track temperatures in the second session soared to 50C with ambient temperatures hovering around the mid-to-high-30s.

https://twitter.com/LeclercNews/status/1154829208851537923

Hamilton had warned on Thursday that Mercedes, whose only defeat this season came at a sweltering Austrian Grand Prix last month, could struggle in the heat.

Max Verstappen, fourth in the morning, ended the day fifth-fastest ahead of Haas's Romain Grosjean, whose car had the same specification used for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Canadian Lance Stroll was seventh for Racing Point ahead of Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen.

Nico Hulkenberg, who had to stop his Renault with what appeared to be an engine problem but later rejoined, was ninth in the second session. Mexican Sergio Perez rounded out the top 10 for Racing Point.

https://twitter.com/F1/status/1154766525619998722

After a lift malfunction saw a group of Formula One stars "stuck" together before the German Grand Prix, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc finished the fastest in practice, trading places with teammate Sebastian Vettel at the top of the timesheets.

"Elevator got stuck," Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo said on Instagram before practice, joking that the race was "cancelled".

Leclerc beat home hero Vettel by 0.124 seconds in the Friday afternoon session at a scorching Hockenheim, with a best lap of one minute 13.449 seconds.

Vettel had been fastest in the morning.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third in both sessions for Mercedes.

https://twitter.com/RenaultF1Team/status/1154785189186473985

Ricciardo, who finished in 13th, described the sweltering conditions as "tricky".

"We put in plenty of laps today, so no complaints there. We have a bit of lap time to find, but we'll try and figure it out tonight," he told Renault F1 Team.

"We won't stress too much as the weather and temperatures look like they'll change for the rest of the weekend. Physically, it wasn't too bad out there, it was certainly hot and quite hard at the wheel but I quite enjoy that!

"It was tricky making the tyres last and the grip didn't feel great, but that's the same for everyone."

https://twitter.com/F1/status/1154780918000885760

The Briton, who leads teammate Valtteri Bottas by 39 points having won seven of 10 races so far, had set his fastest time of the morning on medium tyres compared to the more grippy softs used by the Ferrari drivers.

He used the same tyres as his rivals to set his fastest time in the second session, finishing fourth and suggesting Ferrari had a genuine, if slight, edge in the hotter conditions of the afternoon.

Track temperatures in the second session soared to 50C with ambient temperatures hovering around the mid-to-high-30s.

https://twitter.com/LeclercNews/status/1154829208851537923

Hamilton had warned on Thursday that Mercedes, whose only defeat this season came at a sweltering Austrian Grand Prix last month, could struggle in the heat.

Max Verstappen, fourth in the morning, ended the day fifth-fastest ahead of Haas's Romain Grosjean, whose car had the same specification used for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Canadian Lance Stroll was seventh for Racing Point ahead of Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen.

Nico Hulkenberg, who had to stop his Renault with what appeared to be an engine problem but later rejoined, was ninth in the second session. Mexican Sergio Perez rounded out the top 10 for Racing Point.

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