Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team enter into their house grand prix on the back of a discouraging triple-header, nevertheless with brand-new upgrades for this weekend break they will certainly be aiming to begin searching down Red Bull Racing as well as Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix.
Mercedes enter into this weekend break having actually been pleasantly defeated by Red Bull at both rounds held at the Red Bull Ring, it leaves the group behind in the manufacturers as well as with job to be done.
Lewis Hamilton also has actually seen the void in between himself as well as champion leader Verstappen expand dramatically, he will certainly be wishing that the 140,000 British followers that will certainly remain in participation on Sunday, will certainly offer him as well as the group the increase they require to begin the return. Hamilton has actually constantly done well at Silverstone, his home-race certainly, this weekend break will certainly be much more unique for the globe champ though after having actually the recently called Hamilton directly called after the seven-time globe champ.
Valtteri Bottas finished the triple-header as the faster of both Mercedes at Spielberg, the Finnish vehicle driver that remains to be competing for his seat enters into this weekend break filled with self-confidence.
This weekend break additionally see’s the initial test of the new weekend break layout, with certifying on Friday night as well as a sprint race on Saturday mid-day to identify the grid for Sunday’s race. Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff is actually anticipating all the obstacles the group face this weekend break with the brand-new layout, as well as wishes the marketed out group will certainly offer the group a much required increase.
“We head to Silverstone for a weekend with a full house of 140,000 passionate F1 fans and in the middle of a hard-fought championship. The circuit is just ten minutes from our home in Brackley and 45 minutes from Brixworth – and it will be a huge boost to be racing in front of so many enthusiastic supporters.
“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. We will be adapting our approach and running plans to ensure we are best prepared for every aspect of the new challenge.
“This year we’ll be racing on the Hamilton Straight for the first time, which will be a special moment for Lewis and the whole team. I can’t think of another example of an active driver being honoured in this way by a circuit – it’s testament to what Lewis has achieved in this sport so far in his career. But I know come Saturday and Sunday, his only focus will be fighting for maximum points in this colossal championship fight.
“Valtteri enters this weekend full of confidence: he performed strongly in both races in Austria, with two podium finishes, and is eager to continue making up ground in the drivers’ championship table.
“Silverstone is an incredible track, fast and flowing, and one that we hope should suit our car better compared to Spielberg. We also have a few small updates on the car, and we look forward to seeing how they perform. 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.”