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Valtteri Bottas headed a Mercedes 1-2 by 0.003 seconds after the second practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes still need to work on their pace in the dry conditions, but is happier with the car after his Mexico struggles.
Max Verstappen has admitted that he is still “quite confident” despite missing half of FP2 ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Nico Hulkenberg admitted that his Turn 13 crash during the second practice session in Brazil was “frustrating”.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said it is like “Alice in Wonderland” having Valtteri Bottas in the team as there are no team politics.
The dark clouds have followed Daniel Ricciardo to Interlagos as he will suffer a grip drop at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo, the 2019 driver line-up at Renault, made the early headlines in Brazil.
Max Verstappen was quickest in the opening practice session in Brazil with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton both within a tenth of the Dutchman.
Haas have announced Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time world champion Emerson, will join the team as their 2019 test driver.
All hail Lewis Hamilton, who became the 2018 champion-elect last time out in Mexico. Now the focus turns to the money – the Constructors’ Championship.