The blustery afternoon in Barcelona plagued most laps and left Mercedes starting the Spanish Grand Prix in first and third place.
An engine change on Saturday morning affected Valtteri Bottas’ qualifying performance, limiting him to a third place start.
Lewis Hamilton may have secured another pole, but the Ferrari of Sebastien Vettel was less than a blink behind.
James Allison was left wanting with Lewis Hamilton’s second run during Q3, but the Brit had already done enough to start on pole position tomorrow.
Sebastian Vettel admits that pole was in the bag prior to a mistake which cost him that all important 0.051s.
Kimi Raikkonen suffered a series of small mistakes that added together to cost him third place by only 0.066s.
Both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen commented on the slippery and windy nature of the track. Vettel hints at more to come from Ferrari.
Daniel Ricciardo could feel an improvement, but feels that more is possible from the RB13 and expects Ferrari to find a little more on Saturday.
Max Verstappen recognises Red Bull’s step forward but is disappointed that they are still third on the grid behind Ferrari and Mercedes.
James Allison is confident that the car’s latest upgrades are enough to keepv their rivals behind on the grid.
Valtteri Bottas was happy with the car’s upgrades, and finished only slightly down on Lewis Hamilton’s time during Friday’s practice sessions.
Lewis Hamilton was the fastest man on Friday in Barcelona, though a gusty afternoon made both sessions a contrast of one another.
Max Verstappen believes that the proposed Shield system will not be the 100% safety measure everyone wants it to be.
Felipe Massa is not ruling out an extension to his Formula 1 return should his good form continue for the remainder of the year.
Sebastian Vettel has spoken fondly about his team-mate and believes his results are not a true reflection of talent or potential.
Lewis Hamilton is publicly very fond of New York and would relish the opportunity to race around the Big Apple.