British GP 2022: Mercedes plan to bring upgrades after encouraging stint in Montreal

Ahead of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Mercedes has announced some new updates for its 2022 season car--the Mercedes W13.

Mercedes suffering from porpoising
Mercedes suffering from porpoising
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While the start of the 2022 season of Formula 1 did not go smoothly for Mercedes, they have definitely improved through the nine races that have happened till now. The Stuttgart-based team have gotten an impeccable record of winning eight consecutive Constructors’ Championship in the last eight seasons of F1, but with the new regulations that the FIA had introduced in 2022, their car did not prove to be as fast as those of their rival teams Red Bull and Ferrari.

Besides the issue of slow race pace, Mercedes’ engineers also failed to come up with a possible solution for the porpoising problem that has plagued the team racers ever since the season opener in Bahrain. All these reasons hampered Mercedes’ competitiveness and they found Red Bull and Ferrari swerve past them in all the Grands Prix. Yet, the executives at Mercedes were not ready to write off the 2022 season and promised the fans that they would improve gradually.

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Mercedes announces some new upgrades for the team in the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes W13
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the Monaco Grand Prix.

With extensive data from nine races that have happened till now, Mercedes will add some more upgrades to their W13 ahead of the British Grand Prix to improve upon their pace. The team performed quite well in last week’s Canadian Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton got a podium finish and George Russell finished in the P4 spot. Building on the hopes of a possible double podium finish in the upcoming races, Mercedes has announced the release of some new upgrades for their car.

While speaking about the recent announcement, Mercedes Technical Director Mike Elliott said, “We will be bringing new bits to Silverstone, we will be trying to push the car forward, trying to get some pace from the car we’ve got or from the package we’ve got as well as the new bits we are going to add to it.

I think at the same time though we have to be honest with ourselves and say that, at the moment, we are just a little bit behind those front runners in Ferrari and Red Bull.”

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