Mercedes upgrades at Silverstone are “intriguing” – Shovlin

2021 Austrian Grand Prix, Saturday – Steve Etherington. Credits: Daimler Media Area.

Andrew Shovlin announced that the upgrades that Mercedes is set to bring for the Silverstone GP will be very exciting and could play a big role in the fight against Red Bull.

The reigning champion team seems to be struggling in the championship fight against Red Bull. Therefore, the Silver Arrows hope to close the gap to the Milton Keynes team with the upgrades at Silverstone.

“We are looking forward to Silverstone, we’ve got a good update coming there that’s quite exciting,” said Shovlin on Mercedes’ latest debrief video on YouTube.

“We are looking forward to the home crowd, there is a lot of Lewis [Hamilton] fans that are going to be there, and it is also a track where our car has worked well.

“So, we’ve got a few days just to regroup, to analyze the results of those and turn around the cars and get them ready for the next race in that updated bodywork, but we are optimistic for a better weekend.”

Despite a difficult fortnight in Austria, Mercedes is quite confident that the W12 will be more competitive at Silverstone.

“Well, it’s fair to say that Austria is a track that over the years, we have struggled at,” said Shovlin. 

“It’s a difficult circuit and one that doesn’t seem to suit our car and we are trying to understand those issues.

“Silverstone on the contrary though is one that we have tended to go very well at and also Lewis enjoys that circuit.

“Some of it is the layout and the high-speed nature but also the fantastic support he has there from the home crowd. So, we are looking forward to it, it’s still going to be a challenging race weekend.

“We’ve got the sprint format to contend with, but hopefully we can put on a better showing and take that fight to Red Bull.”

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