James Allison says he’d “cry” if Mercedes wins at Silverstone

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Mercedes’ Chief Technical Officer James Allison says the team “doesn’t dare say it”, but is “cautiously optimistic” about their British Grand Prix chances.

Ahead of the 2022 British Grand Prix, Mercedes’ James Allison announced that Mercedes is “cautiously optimistic” about their chances in the race.

“Everyone in our factory doesn’t dare say it, but we are cautiously optimistic of having a more competitive weekend than some of those we’ve had of late,” the Briton told Sky Sports.

“I think some of the characteristics of this circuit will suit the car.

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“We don’t have a car capable of winning from the front yet, but as long as we can get it tamed through Maggots, Becketts and around the faster corners, we have a decent chance of a competitive showing this weekend.

“Maybe if the Red Bull stumbles, who knows, but I’m hopeful of a better weekend. I’d cry [if Mercedes manages to win].

“I’ve got my fingers crossed that we’ll have a creditable showing with a car that’s definitely on the mend,” Allison concluded.

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