Heading into the British Grand prix at Silverstone in the coming weekend, Mercedes looks to be super excited for the upgrades that they have got for W12. The trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin has described the particular upgrade as something that could make the team bounce back into the title competition in-front of their home fans, who would be keenly praying to stop the domination of Red Bull.
The defending champions have not won an F1 race or taken a pole position since the beginning of May at the Spanish GP whilst Red Bull have completely turned the tables during the same period. Moreover, Red Bull Ring has rarely suited Mercedes’ car philosophy in recent years and Shovlin is hopeful that they can battle for the victory at Silverstone.
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“We are looking forward to Silverstone, we’ve got a good update coming there that’s quite exciting,” said Andrew Shovlin on Mercedes’ latest debrief video on YouTube. “We are looking forward to the home crowd, there is obviously a lot of Lewis [Hamilton] fans that are going to be there, and it is also a track where our car has worked well.”
So, we have got a few days just to regroup, to analyse the results of those and turn around the cars and get them ready for the next race in that updated bodywork, but we are optimistic for a better weekend.
Silverstone on the contrary though, is one that we have tended to go very well at and also Lewis really enjoys that circuit.
“Some of it is the layout and the high-speed nature but also the fantastic support he has there from the home crowd. So, we are looking forward to it, it’s still going to be a challenging race weekend. We’ve got the sprint format to contend with, but hopefully we can put on a better showing and take that fight to Red Bull.”