Mercedes Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin reveals what the team’s goals are at the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix, which is considered to be ‘a Red Bull track’.
Lewis Hamilton is entering the Mexican Grand Prix trailing Max Verstappen in the championship standings by 12 points. To make matters worse, the track has historically favoured Red Bull.
Taking everything into consideration, Andrew Shovlin reveals what Mercedes’ “best case scenario” is for the race.
“For us, if we can take the race to them like we did [in Austin], that’s probably the best case scenario that we’re going to envisage,” the Briton said.
“There’s a lot to do, it’s such a different circuit and it’s such a different environment for the power unit to operate in.
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“There haven’t been many circuits where we’ve been far off the pace. We’ve struggled in Monaco, we were struggling in Baku, we struggled a bit in that second [race in] Austria.
“But there are more of them where we can challenge them, and we can challenge for poles.
“We know where we’ve struggled there in the past, we know what we need to be working on in the next week or so.
“And that’s what we’ll get stuck into,” Shovlin concluded.