Run of triple-headers helped Latifi’s development | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Nicholas Latifi has developed quickly as a rookie partly thanks to F1’s intense run of nine races in 11 weekends, according to Williams’ head of vehicle performance Dave Robson.

What they say

Latifi made a strong start in qualifying at Mugello, said Robson:

He did a very good job, his first run was Q1 was very good. He was able to kind of chip away at it. I think, unfortunately for him that final lap I think some of the understeer, probably we misjudged how much front wing to add during the session, which is one of those things that at other circuits we would have had a better idea of. So we probably misjudged that a little bit.

But on top of that, I think he didn’t quite get the tyre preparation he was after, just a little bit of traffic. So it comes back to the tyres again and getting those the front tyres working at the start of a lap. I think that’s where the main problem was, probably we did misjudge the front wing.

But he is getting better and better and the momentum and stringing these triple-headers together is actually probably a pretty good thing for him.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

Snapshot

Start, Le Mans 24 Hours, 2020
Start, Le Mans 24 Hours, 2020

The number seven Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez leads the Le Mans 24 Hours by two laps over its sister car approaching the halfway mark in the race.

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