Toto Wolff spoke to the media and talked about Mercedes’ expectations for Silverstone ahead of facing the tenth race of the season, just after the team is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now that Lewis Hamilton has scored his second podium of the season after his first in Bahrain. Now, the Austrian Team Principal aims at more good results on what will be one more stop in a season full with porpoising and technical drama.
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“I would hope so. Silverstone was good to us in the past and the circuit is way smoother than the last three months. But it's not Barcelona. So now we should manage our own expectations. It's just really, trying to grind our way, look at the data and come up with some sensible solutions, not only for Silverstone but going forward.”
Great work at the #CanadianGP, @MercedesAMGF1! 🙌😎 @LewisHamilton brings home a well deserved and hard fought P3! @GeorgeRussell63 continues his streak of consecutive top-5 finishes, starting from P8 and crossing the line in P4. 👏 pic.twitter.com/CUvHAu1ZLX— Mercedes-AMG Motorsport (@amgmotorsport) June 20, 2022
Finally, Wolff spoke about the potential performance yet to be found on the W13, as the Brackley-based team hopes to keep up the solid results that have Mercedes only 40 points behind Ferrari on the constructors’ championship standings. Strong reliability has kept them so close to the Italian team.
“I think we just need to put more load in the car, more downforce and equally do that with the car that is not as low on the ground as we have expected. It's a clear direction, you can see the cars are going higher. And this is where we need to find the performance,” he concluded.