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Akshita Patel

REPORTS: Complete Overhauling Of W14’s Components Is Mercedes’ Only Choice In Fight With Red Bull, Claims Toto Wolff

Mercedes’ has been nothing but miserable in these past two Formula One seasons. The choice of adopting a Zeropod concept is likely going to haunt the racing outfit for the foreseeable future. With only a single win in as many as two long seasons, the pressure to bounce back in 2024 is building up on the Brackley-based team.

The Silver Arrows is expected to ditch the Zeropod concept in 2024. However, will it be enough to put them in the same category of competitiveness as Red Bull? That depends on several factors ranging from aerodynamics to engine efficiency. Meanwhile, team boss Toto Wolff recently shared updates on the 2024 season challenger and dropped hints on massive incoming changes.

   

Mercedes To Overhaul Every Competent In W15, Confirms Toto Wolff!

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Ahead of the impending 2024 F1 season, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff confirmed that the W15 will be a conceptually different car compared to the wrecked W14. While the zeropod concept will be dropped, the aerodynamics, chassis, and gearbox, amongst many other components, will undergo significant changes. The complete overhaul is the team’s only chance at competing against Red Bull, feels Wolff. However, the Austrian issued a caution to the fans and advised them to keep expectations in check. He added that the machinery overhaul is a gamble designed on the basis of learning attained from the past two seasons. It could be a hit or a miss, depending on the final outcome.

“Between not gaining what we expect, to catching up and making a big step and competing at the front, everything is possible,” said Toto Wolff. Having said that, Wolff affirmed that while he is skeptical of the changes, he intends to never give up until they produce the desired results. That being said, Mercedes is expected to unveil its 2024 season challenger on Valentine’s Day. Early rumors indicate changes in cockpit position, chassis, and gearbox. Moreover, the W15 will reportedly have no residue of W14’s aerodynamics, and traditional sidepods will be attached to the new challenger. The countdown to the 2024 season has begun. While Red Bull is expected to dominate again, the likes of Silver Arrows, Ferrari, and McLaren are also fighting hard to pose as immediate competitors.

Silver Arrows Offers Sneak Peak Into New Livery For The Upcoming F1 season

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In a thrilling sneak peek ahead of the upcoming Formula One season, Mercedes offered fans a tantalizing glimpse into their new livery. The video, shared on social media websites, showcased a smooth transition. But in a sudden plot twist, the car disappears, leaving only wheels, showcasing the distinctive ‘camo’ effect. Meanwhile, the fans cannot keep calm and are desperate to witness a glimpse of the brand-new challenger.

Mercedes’ sneak peek not only ignited anticipation for the upcoming racing season but also fueled discussions about the team’s quest for continued success on the Formula One circuit. As the official unveiling date approached, fans eagerly awaited a closer look at the full livery and the innovations that could potentially propel the Silver Arrows to further glory on the racetrack.