‘Mercedes have the smarts to repair the W13, needn’t complain’

Tom Coronel is satisfied Mercedes have the “folks, the smarts and the cash” to get it proper, however he’d like them to cease complaining whereas they work on the issue.

Bouncing their manner by means of this 12 months’s grands prix, Mercedes have but to win a single race and are already 116 factors off championship leaders Pink Bull.

The bouncing is problematic, each for tempo and the drivers with Lewis Hamilton clutching at his again after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix whereas George Russell left Imola complaining of neck and again ache.

Whereas the FIA has put ahead a medium time period resolution, Toto Wolff has accused rivals of “attempting to govern what’s being mentioned with the intention to preserve the aggressive benefit” in addition to taking part in “political video games”.

Mercedes’ rivals, most notably Pink Bull, say it’s the different manner round with Wolff attempting to get the principles modified to assist his crew overcome their deficit.

Dutch racing driver Coronel says Mercedes ought to cease the complaining as they don’t want help, they’ve the expertise in-house to resolve their very own issues.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his third position at the end of the race. Montreal June 2022

“First the complaining begins,” Coronel mentioned in an interview with Motorsport.com. “Mercedes is a crew that may make the steps. They’ve the folks, the smarts and the cash.

“However they’ve opted for a sure philosophy with these slender sidepods. They need to construct on that. They style potential, nevertheless it’s not there but. I hope they arrive in.

“When two canine battle over a bone, the third goes with it. Then we get extra folks racing on the entrance. As a result of a Russell and a Lewis ought to a minimum of have the ability to battle for the championship.”

However, he added: “The complaining to the FIA, a lot a political factor, it doesn’t really feel constructive. I hope they arrive proper quickly.”

Mercedes confirmed indicators of enchancment on the Canadian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton placing his W13 on the rostrum whereas George Russell was fourth.

It was the seven-time World Champion’s second podium of this season, Hamilton saying it gave him “a lot hope and confidence that we are able to transfer ahead.

“There’s potential on this automotive, it’s not at present the place we would like it to be nevertheless it’s simply bought a very small working window. When you don’t get it good, it’s everywhere. That’s the actually laborious factor to navigate by means of.”



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