Mercedes verify Silverstone upgrades, to ‘push W13 ahead’

Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott confirmed the staff will probably be bringing upgrades with them to Silverstone, with the goal of “making an attempt to push the automobile ahead” and up the sphere.

The staff confirmed improved type in Montreal after elevating the experience peak on George Russell and Lewis Hamilton’s automobiles to try to ease the bouncing that has plagued all of them season lengthy, and these upgrades will look to carry the reigning Constructors’ champions nearer to Ferrari and Purple Bull on the head of the sphere.

After struggling to climb out of his automobile after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Hamilton mentioned the staff’s bouncing difficulty had considerably decreased in Montreal, with a predicted 10G impression on his neck and again lowering to 2-3G – effectively inside the forces often skilled by drivers whereas cornering.

After consecutive 3-4 finishes for Hamilton and Russell respectively, Elliott confirmed the staff will probably be becoming new elements on the subsequent race to try to shut the hole to the entrance even additional.

“One factor you will be positive of is we’ll push as exhausting as we are able to,” Elliott mentioned in Mercedes’ post-race debrief video.

“We will probably be bringing new bits to Silverstone, we will probably be making an attempt to push the automobile ahead, making an attempt to get some tempo from the automobile we’ve bought or from the bundle we’ve bought in addition to the brand new bits we’re going to add to it.

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

However after three consecutive avenue races, Silverstone represents a return to extra standard circuits in System 1 and, after exhibiting potential on the final circuit of that ilk in Spain, Elliott hopes to see Mercedes elevate themselves additional and placed on a present for the drivers’ residence supporters.

“I believe Silverstone will probably be a circuit that fits us a bit bit higher, like Barcelona did, however possibly it is going to be just a bit bit troublesome. No matter occurs we’ll push as exhausting as we are able to,” he mentioned.

“Our drivers will push as exhausting as we are able to as a result of we need to get again to successful. We need to win for the staff, we undoubtedly need to win and we need to win for you, the followers, so let’s see what occurs.”



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