Shovlin shares Mercedes’ determination: “It’s been a very tough weekend” – GPblog

July 10, 2022 by No Comments

Shovlin shares Mercedes’ determination: “It’s been a very tough weekend”

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Russell deserves praise

Shovlin quickly praised the young Brit’s work in today’s race but also added his happiness with the performance from Hamilton, saying, “we had to change the front wing after the contact, so it made for a very long stop. He had to pass through the field twice but raced superbly and maximised the opportunity. Similarly, Lewis had rather a lot to do in the first stint due to his start position. Once he was through the midfield cars he had good pace but by then the gap to Charles and Max was way too big to chase so we just focused on bringing the car home.”

Austria not a strong track for Mercedes

He finished by adding his hope for the next few races after a strong performance at a track that the team have notably struggled at, “this hasn’t been a track that has suited us in recent years. Despite lacking a little pace to Ferrari and Red Bull, we’re encouraged by the fact we’re moving in the right direction and have more to come in the next few races. We have a busy few days ahead at the factory to recover the situation on car parts, this weekend has not been great in that regard! But we’ll pull that back in time for Paul Ricard and are looking forward to a track that should suit the car.”

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