Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have each singled out Mercedes reserve driver Mick Schumacher for reward after the simulator work he did forward of their spectacular Spanish Grand Prix consequence.
Hamilton and Russell recorded Mercedes’ first double podium end of the season behind Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Schumacher, who joined the crew in a back-up function after being dropped by Haas final yr, labored on the simulator after Mercedes had struggled via Friday’s apply classes.
Each drivers stated Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, performed a key function within the robust end.
“Friday was an actual battle with the steadiness, it was means out of the window,” Hamilton stated. “It was very arduous to drive, very unpredictable. After which we did some nice work in a single day.
“We have an awesome crew, with Mick again within the simulator on Friday evening, and he did some nice work, which helped us get heading in the right direction on Saturday.”
Hamilton’s reward was echoed by Russell, who turned in an excellent drive from twelfth on the grid to 3rd place by the chequered flag.
“It most likely felt the most effective it is ever felt round Barcelona due to the cooler situations,” he stated. “Positively