Mercedes F1 technical director Mike Elliott has confirmed that the German team will be making improvements at Silverstone, with the aim « to try to make the car go a little faster » and climb back up the grid.
Elliott says the W13 will benefit from new parts at the next race to try and close the gap to Red Bull and Ferrari even further.
“One thing is for sure, we will push as hard as we can in the next race,” Elliott tells us.
« We’ll be bringing a lot of changes to Silverstone, we’ll try to get the car going a bit faster, trying to find some rhythm in the package we have, thanks to the better understanding we have of it now, as well as thanks to to the novelties that we are going to add to it. »
« At the same time we have to be honest with ourselves and say that at the moment we are just a little too behind the leaders, Ferrari and Red Bull. And in a normal race it’s going to be difficult to go. tickle them on our home run. »
But after three street or semi-urban races in a row, Silverstone represents a return to more conventional circuits in Formula 1 and, having shown potential on the last circuit of this ilk in Spain, Elliott hopes to see Mercedes progress and put on an interesting spectacle. to his fans at home.
« Silverstone is a circuit that will suit us a bit better, like Barcelona, but it may be a bit difficult. Whatever happens, we will push as hard as we can. »
« Our riders are going to push hard because they will be in front of their fans and because we want to get back to winning ways. We want to win for the team, we really want to win and we want to win for the fans. »