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Since the Canadian Grand Prix, Mercedes has shown great progress, highlighted by George Russell‘s win at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Despite a bit of luck from Verstappen and Norris’ collision, Mercedes now ranks third on the grid, just ahead of Ferrari. They hope to keep this momentum going at the British Grand Prix this weekend.

Shovlin hopeful of improvement despite Friday’s “issues”

On Friday at Silverstone during FP1 and FP2, Mercedes wished for more speed. In FP1, Russell ended in P5 while Hamilton was seventh. Later in FP2, Hamilton moved up to P6 but was still six-tenths behind Norris who led in P1. Russell dropped to P10. Andrew Shovlin shared his thoughts on their performance.

“We got off to a decent start with both cars in FP1,” said Shovlin. “The balance around the lap was reasonably good and both drivers were relatively happy.” However, a red flag interrupted their long run work plans.

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Shovlin is optimistic about Saturday and Sunday despite some wind issues making the car less stable during FP2. He mentioned they have overnight plans to understand these balance problems better and are hopeful for more pace as the weekend progresses.

What do you think? Can Mercedes keep climbing?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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