Mercedes has warned rivals Red Bull and Ferrari that there is more performance to come in the second half of the season, after they were encouraged by their displays at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Silver Arrows had their best racing weekend since the beginning of the current season. George Russell won the first pole position for Mercedes in the new era of Formula 1.
On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton put in a great performance in the Hungaroring race as he finished second, while his teammate crossed the finish line in third place.
Gradually, Mercedes gained control of the bouncing problems that undermined the performance of their W13 car in the first part of the season.
Mercedes’ problems are gradually abating. The team has managed to improve and increase their performance levels, with a solid string of results confirming their efforts.
But Mercedes racing director Andrew Shovlin says the German outfit hope to close in on their rivals when the championship resumes in Belgium at the end of the month.
“Well, we have more to come,” Shovlin said . “We’re trying to bring performance to Spa that will hopefully close the gap. We are not far away now. But we will continue to develop the car for some time.”
“We are quite excited. The last few races have been the most fun we’ve had all year, and we just hope we can take that extra step because we definitely want to win races in the near future. So we are working hard to try to make it happen,” he added.
The racing director of the German team assures that they were very satisfied with the performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix because they did not rely on the unfortunate circumstances of other teams, which was the case on several occasions, but instead relied on their own strength.
“This past (race weekend) was particularly satisfying because we didn’t rely on the misfortune of someone dropping out due to reliability issues,” he assures.
“The pace of the car was also very good, and it’s always nice to have a good race before you go into that rest period. It’s a pleasure to see where the car is in terms of qualifying and race pace.”
“We had a lot of ground to make up since the beginning of the year. We’ve been working really hard trying to bring bits and pieces into every race and it’s a real pleasure to see now that we’re racing with Ferrari, with Red Bull at the top,” concluded Shovlin.