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Russell: Mercedes need to find more downforce

2022 Monaco Grand Prix, Friday – Steve Etherington. Credits: Mercedes.

George Russell believes that Mercedes need to improve the downforce level in order to perform better.

After a strong performance in Spain, where they finished on podium, Mercedes struggled in Monaco a week later and were 5th and 8th in the race. The Silver Arrows are yet to get on top of the car problems.

“I think we just need to find a bit more downforce,” Russell commented on what Mercedes should improve.

“We haven’t been awfully competitive in low-speed corners, especially when we look at Barcelona, we were the quickest in the high-speed [corners] and then down the straight, so complete opposite to what Monaco offers.

“We need to find a bit more pace in qualifying. We can’t afford to keep having an Alpine or McLaren jump us, but we’ve still got an enough pace to come back through, just not enough pace to fight with Ferrari and Red Bull just yet.”

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