Coronavirus: Lewis Hamilton surprised Australian Grand Prix is going ahead

Coronavirus: Lewis Hamilton surprised Australian Grand Prix is going ahead

But the Finn disclosed they will certainly examine the "danger" of running it amidst conjecture that opponents might try to objection versus the gadget throughout the race weekend break.

The unique movable steering system on the W11 - which Mercedes believe is legal after running the concept by the FIA a year ago - proved the talk of winter testing, with the drivers able to adjust the toe of the front tyres by moving the wheel towards them down the straight.

Verstappen, who finished third in Melbourne previous year, said "we are pushing hard as a team". "It depends which kind of laps, and which sessions, and so on".

"We are happy to have it in the vehicle and hopefully it can give us an advantage, but we'll see".

Put to him that other teams might launch a protest if it is used, Bottas replied: "We have to wait what happens. The runs went well and the days went well whilst we were in Barcelona".

"But I am just looking forward to getting started so we don't have to keep answering all those questions about winter testing ... it's not really representative, everybody is just doing their own program". "There is no big drama there".

Bottas, runner-up to Hamilton in the world championship previous year, finished the two sessions of winter testing with the fastest overall time of 1:15.732, the only driver to dip below the 1min 16sec mark.

Bottas, however, thinks they have actually made use of the brief time because screening to take care of the problems. "The most important thing for us is to converge that gap with Mercedes, that is our target as they are the absolute benchmark".

"On the other side also, I had a good chat with Lewis, who gave me good advice - not really the sport side, more the managing side, and the moment where it was a bit crucial, where there were discussions [for 2020] but nothing signed. Everything does not run 100 per cent and you to do find things that can be better between testing to the first race", said the Finn, the victor in Melbourne past year.

The seven teams are considering legal action after the FIA controversially concluded their investigation by reaching a confidential settlement with the Scuderia despite admitting it had not been satisfied by Ferrari's defence of its engine's legality. It's the only place to see every 2020 race live - Watch it live.

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