Mercedes has issued a warning to Red Bull about an upcoming ‘exciting’ improvement that they hope could resurrect Lewis Hamilton’s career.
Mercedes has issued a warning to Red Bull about an upcoming ‘exciting update’ to its W12 engine.
Mercedes has sent a warning to Red Bull after announcing a ‘exciting’ improvement that might rekindle Lewis Hamilton’s title chances. Andrew Shovlin, Mercedes’ trackside engineering director, explained the modifications the team plans to make to their W12 in the newest debrief video on YouTube.
“We’re looking forward to Silverstone; we have a big update coming up there that is quite exciting,” he remarked.
“We’re looking forward to the home audience; there will undoubtedly be a large number of Lewis [Hamilton] supporters in attendance, and it’s also a circuit where our vehicle has performed well.
“So, we have a few days to recuperate, analyze the findings, and turn the cars around and get them ready for the next race in that modified bodywork, but we are hopeful for a better weekend.”
Mercedes’ latest loss at Austria’s Red Bull Ring was yet another setback in the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships this year.
However, that circuit hasn’t been kind to Mercedes’ vehicles in previous years, so the result was virtually predictable for the incumbent world champions.
“Well, it’s fair to say that Austria is a track that we’ve struggled with over the years,” Shovlin continued.
“It’s a challenging circuit that doesn’t appear to suit our car, and we’re trying to figure out why.”
In comparison, Silverstone has been a winning formula for Hamilton and Mercedes since 2014, with both winning all but one race there.
Mercedes remains confident, with Shovlin stating, “Silverstone, on the other hand, is a circuit where we have tended to do very well in the past, and Lewis adores that circuit.”
“It’s partly due to the layout and the high-speed nature of the event, but it’s also due to the wonderful support he receives from the home audience. So, we’re looking forward to it, but it’ll still be a difficult racing weekend.
“We have to cope with the sprint format, but maybe we can put on a better performance and take the battle to Red Bull.”
If Mercedes is to have any hope of chasing Max Verstappen and Red Bull this year, they must maintain their faith.
Hamilton is now 32 points behind Verstappen, who took up the lead in the championship battle following. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”