Big upgrade for Mercedes coming

The Mercedes Formula 1 team will introduce a new big upgrade to its car at the British Grand Prix at a Silverstone circuit that should be a little more suited to the W13’s characteristics, or so the team suggests.

After a difficult start to the F1 season, the reigning world champions are still looking for their first Grand Prix win of the year, but to do so they will need to unlock the full potential of a W13 that is still plagued by porpoising, although this has at times been reduced since the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. At Silverstone, the next round of the world championship, Mercedes will introduce new elements to its package, elements that will perhaps allow it to reduce the gap with the leaders a little more on a track that has very often smiled on the German manufacturer’s team in recent years.


“We’ll be bringing some new elements to Silverstone where we’ll be trying to evolve the car, trying to get a bit more pace out of the package we have and the new elements we’ll be adding,” said Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott.

“I think at the same time we have to be honest with ourselves and say that at the moment we are behind the leaders Ferrari and Red Bull and in a normal race I think it will be difficult. But I think Silverstone will be a circuit that will suit us better, as it was in Barcelona, although it will be a bit difficult.”

“Anyway, we will push as hard as we can, our drivers will attack as hard as they can because we want to get back to winning. We want to win for the team, we really want to win for the fans, so we will see what happens.”

Ahead of the British Grand Prix, the Mercedes team sits third in the constructors’ championship with 188 points scored so far this year.




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5 responses to “Big upgrade for Mercedes coming

  1. Would be nice if Mercedes got their fingers out and got a decent car on the track, cos ferrari are shooting themselves in the foot, oh and it might make the dour Scotsmen coolthud and Jackie (I’ll stab you in the back) when you’re on your ass smile 😃 but I won’t hold my breath 😉

  2. Just wish I could get the respect in my 80’s that Jackie Steward garners everywhere he goes! #respect to one of the truly greats! Salute!

    • Sorry buddy Jackie Stewart isn’t one of the greats he’s just a stuffed shirt rude Scotsman

      • JS had more testostorone in any of his races than what hamiltons would have experienced in his life. Then again, nah just leave it…

  3. What boggles my mind is that no one can see tha RB has the largest rear spoiler on their car.
    If Mercedes really wants to try out something then they should start out with that rear spoiler and bring it on par with Red bull.
    The DRS gap on RB car is much wider thus the ease pn overtaking other cars.

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