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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