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Schumacher aims to learn from Mazepin

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Schumacher aims to learn from Mazepin


In the round-up: Mick Schumacher aims to learn from his team mate’s tyre management technique.

In brief

Schumacher will “have to analayse” Mazepin’s tyre management

Mick Schumacher is looking to learn from his Haas team mate Nikita Mazepin after observing his tyre management early in the British Grand Prix.

“We were unfortunately struggling a bit with both [compounds of] tyres,” said Schumacher. “And I think the approach that we had, we will probably just have to learn from it and try and get back stronger and better person.

“We as a team were trying to not overheat the tyres in the first three laps. And it seems like Nikita was pushing a bit harder in the first few laps and still managed to to keep his tyres in the window. So that’s something I’ll have to analyse why and how, because there was a lot of margin for me to go faster.”

It wasn’t just the early laps where Mazepin had the upper hand, as after jumping him for position when they pitted he was able to finish the race ahead of his team mate by 1.57 seconds while having his mirrors full for over 20 laps.

Alonso says Alpine had pace in hand

“Today was a little bit more boring in terms of fights because we were too slow to compete with the top six, but we were a little bit faster than the guys that we have behind,” Fernando Alonso said after finishing seventh in the British GP.

“We just controlled the pace and the tyre management, but I think we had more pace in hand. We didn’t use it, but it was not needed. So happy for this and looking forward to Budapest now. Two weeks with no racing would feel bad, but let’s see.”

Nine paddock personnel at British GP test positive for COVID-19

The FIA has released the combined stats of the COVID-19 tests it conducted at Formula 1’s British GP, revealing among 5,496 tests there were nine individuals among drivers, teams and event personnel who produced a positive result for the virus. It’s a slight increase on previous events, and came as the paddock raced in front of full grandstands at Silverstone which were permitted as part of the British government’s Events Research Programme.

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