At the United States Grand Prix, Mercedes introduced a significant floor upgrade, which follows the team’s design philosophy for 2024.
After Lewis Hamilton’s amazing performances in the US and Mexican grands prix, the team’s Technical Director James Allison says the data they gathered so far indicates they are going in the right direction.
“Well, if we look at the performance in Austin, and we look at the performance here [Mexico], being able to race cars like McLaren, Ferrari effectively, we’d say that the track data is definitely suggesting that we’ve made a forward step,” the Briton said.
“Now bear in mind that all the top two teams have been bringing updates to the car over the last few races.
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“It is crucial that you can match them on development, even better them to be able to continue to fight them on track.
“The other thing is we collect a lot of data off the car. So pressures off the floor, pressures off the wings, loads on the car and all that data is correlating really well with what we’re seeing in the wind tunnel.
“And that’s crucial for next year, because this floor is actually a step towards the development direction that we want to take for 2024.
“So very encouraging signs, but still a lot of work ahead of us,” Allison concluded.