Mercedes relying on typical British summer at Silverstone this weekend

10-07-2019 14:53
by Adam Newton
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Mercedes relying on typical British summer at Silverstone this weekend

Toto Wolff has revealed that Mercedes are hoping for a classic cool English summer's day on Sunday for the British Grand Prix following their struggles two weeks ago in Austria.

Mercedes struggled in Austria, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton managing only third and fifth respectively. The hot conditions were partly to blame, which is why Wolff is pleased with the cooler forecast for their weekend in Northamptonshire.

According to Crash.net, Wolff said: “Fortunately, the English summer is known for more moderate temperatures, so cooling should not be a major issue for us in Silverstone - although we've learned in the past that the weather at the British GP can be highly changeable.

“Silverstone is a sensational track and the sweeping corners demand a lot from the drivers and the car. We've had some of our best performances this year on tracks with a wide range of corner speeds, so on paper we should be in relatively good form.”

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