Mercedes have struggled all season to compete against the frontrunners Red Bull and Ferrari after being the constructors’ champion for eight straight years. The Silver Arrows are desperately searching for their first win of 2022. They are currently the third fastest team across the grid but have failed to compete with the two Red Bulls and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. The German racing team had one of their best results during the last race in Montreal when Lewis Hamilton finished P3. He was followed by George Russell at P4. 

The two Mercedes drivers are aiming to attain their first win during the British Grand Prix in Montreal. After struggling through three street circuits in Monaco, Baku, and Montreal, the Silver Arrows are finally hoping to find some pace in Montreal.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton & Russell

Recently, a Mercedes engineer has claimed that there is no setup in the world that would make the W13 quicker than Red Bull and Ferrari. The anonymous engineer said that the Silver Arrows’ performance currently depends only on the setup. Following the race in Montreal, Mercedes confirmed that Lewis and George would receive upgrades for their cars in Silverstone during the upcoming weekend to get close to the championship leader Max Verstappen. 

Mercedes Bringing Upgrades In Silverstone To Close The Gap At Front

The team technical director Mike Elliot revealed in a post-race debrief video that his team would push as hard as they could to win in Silverstone. However, the British aerodynamicist also admitted that the Silver Arrows were a bit behind the frontrunners. Hence, it would be tough to secure the results they hope for under normal conditions.

Elliot shared that his team would be bringing new bits to Silverstone. They aim to push the car forward and find some more pace with a new package. He added, “I think Silverstone will be a circuit that suits us a little bit better like Barcelona did. But maybe it will be just a little bit difficult.”

W13
W13

Further, the Silver Arrows trackside engineer shared that engineers at the factory are working hard to find a solution. He said Mercedes was confident that there was lots of improvement that could soon be turned into car fixes. 

Further, Shovlin pointed out that the team in Brackley and Brixworth will push hard. He added that there is a lot to improve on the W13. Andrew hoped that the improvements could be translated into potential. The race in Montreal gave the team more encouragement to keep pushing hard and close the gap at the front.

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