This is how Mercedes hopes to beat Red Bull: 'Going all in on this'

14-07-2021 10:20 | Updated: 14-07-2021 10:44
by GPblog.com
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This is how Mercedes hopes to beat Red Bull: 'Going all in on this'

As a result of Red Bull's excellent form and Max Verstappen's increasing lead in the championship, Mercedes know what they have to do at the Silverstone Grand Prix. Team boss Toto Wolff believes good preparation this weekend is essential and explains why.

"Silverstone is an incredible track, fast and flowing, and one that we hope should suit our car better compared to Spielberg", Wolff began in an official Mercedes press release. "We also have a few small updates on the car, and we look forward to seeing how they perform.'

Wolff continues, knowing how essential it is to bring a strong car to the track this weekend, "We know we need to give Lewis and Valtteri the car to perform at Silverstone and everyone at Brackley and Brixworth is working flat out to deliver it.”

Sprint race

Wolff also let slip a positive comment about sprint qualifying, which will take place in England for the first time. "The first weekend with the new sprint qualifying format brings a fresh challenge for all teams. With just a single one-hour practice session ahead of the Friday qualifying session, and the cars’ configuration fixed from the beginning of standard qualifying on Friday, whoever can get up to speed quickest will carry an advantage through the weekend", said Wolff.

The Austrian concluded, "We will be adapting our approach and running plans to ensure we are best prepared for every aspect of the new challenge."

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