N after the summer break, Formula 1 chased over the quick course from spa. The next high-speed course follows two weeks later in Monza. And Ferrari's home game. As is well known, the Scuderia is particularly in focus in Italy. But also under pressure.
There was no sign of this on Wednesday. The mechanics turned up the music in the garage while they worked on Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel's cars. Ferrari protected the red racers with partitions. Nevertheless, one could catch a glimpse of the vehicles.
Hide and seek at Red Bull
Like Ferrari, most of the other teams operate with partitions on a Wednesday before a race weekend. They protect against annoying photographers and journalists.
At Red Bull, there was a little spectacle. Because the protective devices did not cover the entire width of the pit lane, a mechanic moved the partition walls depending on the photographer's position. Or put yourself in the gap. The situation at Sauber and Manor is completely different. The two smaller teams provide insights without grumbling.
In the paddock, they are particularly excited about Pirelli's intensive analysis of why the right rear tire on Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari burst in Spa shortly before the end of the race. On Wednesday it was still quiet around the tire supplier's team pavilion. Let's see if it stays that way.
No Lotus team trucks in the paddock yet
It was in the paddock already the Lotus Motorhome, but nothing of the team trucks was to be seen yet. But you should already be on the way to Italy. Following the Belgian GP, there were quarrels around Lotus. Allegedly, the cars and vans should be seized because the team still had outstanding bills. Only when the problem was resolved was the racing team allowed to travel back to Enstone with bags and bags.
In our photo show we have collected the first impressions from Monza.