The F1 2022 season has been a whirlwind–and now that we are heading towards the sixth race of the year, we have two clear frontrunners who have dominated the first five Grand Prix’s in this Championship–Ferrari and Red Bull. Another team, that held the record of winning the Constructors’ Championship 8 times in a row, but has now conceded its top spot in the Championship tables to Ferrari, is Mercedes.
In all the races that have happened till now in this year, Mercedes has been struggling to find its place in the top 10 in the grid. While Geroge Russell has managed to salvage however many Championship points that he could have salvaged from this situation, seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has suffered a terrible fall from grace in 2022.
The W13 by Mercedes has many shortcomings when compared with their rival team’s Red Bull RB-18 and Ferrari SF-75. The biggest problem that the mechanics at Mercedes’ Stuttgart factories have been unable to unlock is the porpoising issues that slowed their car down. But going into the Spanish Grand Prix, Toto Wolff has revealed some changes have been made to the Mercedes cars, and he sees a ray of hope for the team now.
Toto Wolff lets the Mercedes fans know that their game is not over yet
Mercedes has had a terrible run in 2022, compared to their formidable performance in the previous years. But Toto Wolff’s team has said they have been looking for the most suitable updates to make their car competitive once more.
With Red Bull scoring a 1-2 finish in Imola and having Max Verstappen, who has already won three races out of the five in this year, and with Ferrari’s impressive lead in the World Constructors’ Championship, the Mercedes personnel know that their time will be up if they cannot perform well in the Spanish Grand Prix.
In fact, Toto Wolff had said it was their “last chance” to make a splash in the F1 Championship by scoring points in the Spanish GP. And then, he revealed details about the upgrades made to their car by saying, “We were able to significantly reduce bouncing. It’s a step in the right direction.”