The world of Formula 1 is ready to set up its tents in Barcelona for the sixth round of the 2022 season. The sport visited this track earlier this year for the first pre-season test. It gave each constructor and drivers a taste of the modern Formula 1 cars domineered by ground effect. The team who tasted a bitter result at the test was the Mercedes.
The 8 time constructor world champions walked in the new era of Formula 1 as the favourites. However, the German racing stable has lacked pace due to developing an underperforming package. The team with a habit of winning races in the sport, has only been able to salvage two podiums in the season so far. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell form the driver line up at the team. It is probably the strongest pairing on the grid, but has not been able to live upto the potential due to the issues of the W13.
Toto Wolff remains optimistic on Mercedes turning the tide in 2022 Formula 1 season
The team based out of Brixworth and Brackley have been pushing flat to make a comeback in the 2022 season. The team has been facing the porpoising issue on the W13, which hinders them from running the desired set-up on track. The team are behind the benchmark set by Ferrari and Red Bull in this year with a rule change in the sport.
Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff opined on Spanish GP by saying “It will certainly be important for us to test the car in Barcelona to compare it with the one it had run in the tests. In Miami on Friday we had some flashes of competitiveness that give us confidence in the goodness of the project and Barcelona is the perfect track to have a definitive answer on our competitiveness and if we are close to solving the problems that are holding us back at the moment.”
The German concluded by adding ” In Barcelona it’s like the first quarter of a basketball game has just finished. There is still a lot to play.” Currently, Mercedes sit in P3 in the constructors world championship and are speculated to bring new parts for the W13 at Spain for a potential rebound in the season.