Mercedes plan British GP upgrades however Nico Rosberg predicts staff ‘nonetheless miles away’ from Purple Bull, Ferrari

“We might be attempting to push the automobile ahead, attempting to get some tempo from the package deal,” says Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott; Mercedes 116 factors behind leaders Purple Bull forward of British GP, which is all reside on Sky Sports activities F1 on July 1-3

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Mercedes might be bringing automobile upgrades to the British GP as F1’s misfiring world champions bid to construct on an encouraging Canada weekend.

The Mercedes automobiles, whereas showing to have a grip on their porpoising points, have nonetheless been bouncing and struggling for tempo in comparison with Purple Bull and Ferrari – and Lewis Hamilton even referred to as the W13 “undriveable” amid experiments in Canadian GP observe.

These feedback, nevertheless, preceded a podium end for Hamilton and fourth place for George Russell, elevating expectations for extra tempo at a bumper British GP at Silverstone, the place the Silver Arrows usually flourish.

And talking in Mercedes’ post-Canada debrief, technical director Mike Elliott confirmed the eight-time constructors’ champions have been bringing updates subsequent weekend, though he was nonetheless cautious about their velocity.

“We might be bringing new bits to Silverstone,” he mentioned. “We might be attempting to push the automobile ahead, attempting to get some tempo from the package deal we have got in addition to the brand new bits we’re going to add to it.

2016 world champion Nico Rosberg discusses the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate George Russell.

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2016 world champion Nico Rosberg discusses the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate George Russell.

2016 world champion Nico Rosberg discusses the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate George Russell.

“I believe on the similar time, although, we’ve to be sincere with ourselves and say in the intervening time we’re only a bit behind these frontrunners in Ferrari and Purple Bull. And in a standard race I believe it’s going to be powerful.”

Mercedes’ final main improve package deal got here on the Spanish GP, their finest race of the season up to now when it comes to difficult their quicker rivals. The subsequent three races have been harder when it comes to bouncing – brought on by Mercedes reducing their experience top in a bid to cease the porpoising – however the staff hope Silverstone might be simpler.

“I believe Silverstone might be a circuit that fits us a bit bit higher, like Barcelona did, however possibly will probably be just a bit bit tough,” added Elliott.

Sky F1's Ted Kravitz takes a closer look into the porpoising issues that have  afflicted the Mercedes cars all season.

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Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz takes a better look into the porpoising points which have the Mercedes automobiles all season.

Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz takes a better look into the porpoising points which have the Mercedes automobiles all season.

“No matter occurs we are going to push as exhausting as we are able to. Our drivers will push as exhausting as we are able to as a result of we wish to get again to successful.”

Echoing Elliott’s feedback, Mercedes staff boss Toto Wolff said: “Silverstone was good to us prior to now and the circuit is smoother than the final three ones. But it surely’s not Barcelona.

“Now we should always handle our personal expectations, and simply actually grind away, have a look at the info and give you some wise options. Not just for Silverstone, however going ahead as effectively.”

Lewis Hamilton says his third place finish in Montreal has given him hope and confidence about the potential of the car in the remainder of the season.

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Lewis Hamilton says his third place end in Montreal has given him hope and confidence concerning the potential of the automobile within the the rest of the season.

Lewis Hamilton says his third place end in Montreal has given him hope and confidence concerning the potential of the automobile within the the rest of the season.

Former Mercedes driver and world champion Nico Rosberg, in the meantime, has predicted there’s “no manner” Mercedes can compete with Purple Bull and Ferrari on the British GP, the place Max Verstappen is seeking to lengthen his 46-point title lead.

“No they cannot win, no manner!” mentioned Rosberg on Any Pushed Monday. “They’re nonetheless too far-off from efficiency of Ferrari and Purple Bull. They’re nonetheless miles away.”

F1 2022 heads to Silverstone for the massive occasion of the motorsport summer season. Be part of Sky Sports activities F1 for in depth protection throughout the British GP weekend – the race begins at 2pm on Sunday, July 3.

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