No ‘magic fix’ in place for Mercedes at Aus GP

No ‘magic fix’ in place for Mercedes at Aus GP

Mercedes are in fact pushing for a repair to their issues, however Toto Wolff warns it won’t magically arrive in Melbourne.

The Silver Arrows went into the 2022 marketing campaign with ambitions of accumulating a ninth Constructors’ Championship in succession, but when they’re to increase the streak, then main positive aspects are wanted from the purpose the place they’ve began on this new regulatory period.

Pink Bull have continued on the entrance, following on from their epic rivalry with Mercedes in 2021, however Mercedes have been changed in that combat early on this season by Ferrari.

Mercedes in the meantime discover themselves considerably in no man’s land, working because the third-fastest workforce in race trim, however no match for the 2 groups out entrance.

The third spherical of the marketing campaign is now although nearly right here, as Components 1 makes its return to Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.

A lot of the W13’s issues, it appears, revolve across the bouncing and likewise drag, with Mercedes anticipated to convey an up to date rear wing to Albert Park in a bid to handle the latter difficulty.

Nonetheless, Wolff warned that his workforce’s issues cannot be fastened so immediately.

No ‘magic fix’ in place for Mercedes at Aus GP

“We’re in a studying race and the primary two weekends have proven we nonetheless have lots to study,” he mentioned in Mercedes’ Australia GP preview.

“In the meanwhile, our observe efficiency will not be assembly our personal expectations, however everybody at Brackley and Brixworth is concentrated on understanding the issues and discovering the correct options.

“There gained’t be a magic repair for the following race weekend, however we’re pushing to steadily convey positive aspects over the up-coming races, to hopefully transfer us nearer to the entrance of the pack. Till then, we have to maximise every alternative and benefit from the package deal we’ve.

“So, there are numerous challenges forward of us, however that’s one thing we relish and is when a workforce actually reveals its true spirit.”


Ex-Components 1 racer David Coulthard lately challenged each Mercedes drivers, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, to make their voices heard and assist claw the workforce again to profitable methods.

And Wolff confirmed that Hamilton and Russell are making an “essential contribution” to Mercedes’ efforts.

“Lewis and George are making an essential contribution to the general effort, offering suggestions, spending time within the simulator and dealing collectively to assist push us ahead,” mentioned Wolff.

“Now we head again to Melbourne for the primary time since 2020 and can be racing in Australia for the primary time in three years – that’s too lengthy for a metropolis and nation which might be so obsessed with F1.

“We’re trying ahead to seeing the followers and the brand new observe structure which guarantees extra overtaking alternatives and sooner lap occasions.”




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