Mercedes is in big trouble this season and bad things seem to be happening to them. After the end of last season and Abu Dhabi, they were quite frustrated and angry in Mercedes team. That gave them an extra incentive to reach the title this season.
However, this season is one of the worst for Mercedes. Still, the race in Canada gives optimism and the basic problems seem to be solved. Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott has revealed his team’s plans for the next races.
They are much more competitive now, and Red Bull and Mercedes will not have an easy task. "One thing you can be sure of is we will push as hard as we can. We will be bringing new bits to Silverstone, we will be trying to push the car forward, trying to get some pace from the car we've got or from the package we've got as well as the new bits we are going to add to it.
I think at the same time though we have to be honest with ourselves and say that, at the moment, we are just a little bit behind those front runners in Ferrari and Red Bull. And in a normal race I think it is going to be tough."
- he said for motorsport. Elliot has revealed that they have high expectations of Silverstone and are even hoping they could come away with a win. The race in Silverstone could be one of the most exciting.
Expectations before the race
"I think Silverstone will be a circuit that suits us a little bit better, like Barcelona did, but maybe it will be just a little bit difficult," added Elliott.
"Whatever happens we will push as hard as we can. Our drivers will push as hard as we can because we want to get back to winning. "We want to win for the team, we definitely want to win and we want to win for you, the fans, so let's see what happens."
They have good experiences from this race from previous seasons, so why not get a good result now. The quality is much higher. "Silverstone was good to us in the past and the circuit is smoother than the last three ones, but it's not Barcelona," he said.
"We should manage our own expectations and just really grind away, look at the data and come up with some sensible solutions: not only for Silverstone but going forward as well."