Wolff Teases Barcelona Upgrade: 'Hopefully We Will See It On Stopwatch'

Friday, 14 June 2024 at 18:00
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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff asserted he believes his team is finally on the right trajectory in terms of direction and problem fixing and revealed the next upgrade is coming in Barcelona.
Mercedes achieved their best result of the season so far in the ninth round at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, with George Russell in P3 and Lewis Hamilton in P4.
Silver Arrows were far off Red Bull's pace at the start of the season, but similar to McLaren and Ferrari, they now seemed to have found their way back to the fight for podiums and race wins at the front of the grid.
The main concern now is whether it wasn't just the fact that the track for the Canadian Grand Prix suited the German team more than anyone else.
However, Mercedes will be hoping it was rather a showcase of their genuine step forward in performance. The team principal of Silver Arrows, Toto Wolff, told the media after the race in Canada

"I think definitely since Imola we've taken the right steps and put parts on the car that were working. That is something that we were struggling with in the past couple of years."

"We have new parts coming in Barcelona. That should help us, so I would very much hope that we can continue this positive trajectory."

Mercedes has been bringing upgrades at a rapid pace over the last couple of race weekends. Asked what we can expect from the upgrade package coming for the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Wolff added:

"I can't tell you. Sometimes when things interact well with each other, the overall flow structure becomes more efficient, and you're able to optimise the ride height."

"Bit by bit, we've added more performance. [It will be] another step in Barcelona, and hopefully we will see it on the stopwatch."