Mercedes is moving in the right direction after a poor start to the season. Now the team confirms that the German home ground will bring an upgrade to Silverstone, with the aim of propelling the car forward and further up the pitch. Does this upgrade mean that Ferrari and Red Bull Racing should be on the lookout?
The team already performed better in Montreal after increasing the ride height to try to reduce car porpoising. The problem bothered them all season long. Now they have more upgrades in store, to get closer to the two rivals. “One thing you can be sure of is that we will push as hard as we can,” Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott said in a statement. videos from Mercedes.
“We will bring new parts to Silverstone, we will push the car forward and try to get up to speed. We will use and add new sections.’ Mercedes had previously added upgrades to their car ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. It worked out well as both drivers reached places in the top ten. They are also hopeful that the new upgrade will allow them to regain control of the tarmac during the home race in England.
Silverstone fits Mercedes
“I think we have to be honest with ourselves and say that we are a bit behind the leaders, Red Bull and Ferrari. In a normal race it would be difficult.’ Elliot continued with hope for Silverstone. Silverstone is a more suitable circuit for us, like Barcelona. But maybe it will be difficult. Whatever happens, we will do everything we can. We keep pushing and we definitely want to win.”
Update 13.40 (23/06) | Rosberg doesn’t believe in Mercedes’ grand plan: ‘That was never possible!’
Mercedes have announced that they will be making improvements to the equipment at Silverstone, but ex-driver Nico Rosberg isn’t expecting much. He believed that Red Bull Racing and Ferrari were too far ahead of their previous employers to have a chance of winning in England. He showed this to Every Monday Encouraged from SkySports.
‘They’re not going to win it, that’s impossible!’, said the singles world champion. “They are too far behind Ferrari and Red Bull in terms of speed. They are still far from the competition,” said Rosberg, who had beaten Lewis Hamilton in the championship before retiring.
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