George Russell: We sort of solve one issue and we fall into another trap
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Although Wolff recently confirmed that Mercedes has solved porpoising problems, it seems that new problems have now emerged that are a nightmare for Mercedes drivers. Although they got what they needed: speed, now they have other problems, but we will see how the Mercedes team will deal with them.
"I'd like to think the high-speed nature should suit us slightly more," George Russell said, as quoted by motorsport. "But there's no guarantees, every single track we've gone to, it's sort of thrown an unknown at us. "And we're facing different issues every single race weekend.
So I'd like to think we'll be more competitive, but I really don't know." George Russell explained the problems: "Just with the overall car, we sort of solve one issue and we fall into another trap. "Porpoising has been solved.
But then when you run the car close to the ground, we're hitting the ground quite aggressively. "There doesn't seem to be any sweet spot at the moment."
Canada GP results
Although they have achieved a pretty good result in Canada, George Russell is not happy with what he has at his disposal and it is certainly frustrating when you think the problems have been solved, but then something completely new emerges.
Despite this, Russell gets the most out of his car and manages to somehow hold on to the top. "We've run high, we've run low," he said. "And the performance hasn't improved or decreased, and the stiffness and the bottoming hasn't really changed, surprisingly, I think.
"Even when you run high, you have different effects. When you run low, you have different effects. It's a really tricky iteration of car to get on top of." The Mercedes team will have a lot of work to do, they will now have to dedicate themselves to new problems and problem solving.
They know that this is now an ideal chance to turn the season in their favor and change some things. Progress is obvious, but it takes much more for Mercedes to achieve what they set out to do. "Yesterday looked very promising at times.
But the actual pace deficit to the front-running car was still pretty substantial. "So even though it looked on paper to have been a bit of an improvement, we're still a long way from where we need to be. So we haven't made a huge amount of progress as yet. "But we're still working as hard as we can to close the gap."