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Wolff hopes upgrades will help Mercedes be “in the mix”

2022 Spanish Grand Prix 2022, Friday – LAT Images. Credits: Mercedes.

Toto Wolff is hopeful that Mercedes’ latest upgrades will help the team compete with Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.

Mercedes have brought upgrades for this weekend’s Spanish GP in an attempt to get closer to the leaders. They seem to be effective as both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton were in the top 3 in FP2. Wolff has shared his thoughts about the Silver Arrows’ performance.

“Both companies have worked so hard,” the Mercedes team principal told Sky Sports F1.

“Brixworth has really gained land against the other power unit manufacturers and it’s fantastic to see that – I’m really proud.

“On the chassis side, we are getting there, we have had a second solid Friday like we had in Miami.

“We have to see when the grid keeps improving tomorrow [on Saturday] whether we are able to keep up that kind of performance and at least be in the mix or solidly in the top three.”

At the same time, Wolff admits that Mercedes still have to deal with porpoising in high-speed corners.

“It’s better, but still not at a point where the drivers feel comfortable in the high-speed [corners].

“Turn 3 and turn 9, we’re losing a lot of time. We just need to find out what we’re going to do about that tomorrow.”

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