Mercedes wants to “try and fight Ferrari” for P2 in 2022

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Mercedes’ Technical Director Mike Elliott talks about the team’s ambitions for the remainder of 2022, and adds they need to “win a race this season, or multiple races ideally”.

Mercedes has had a tough time with their car in 2022, but in several recent races, the team has been able to make progress.

Technical Director Mike Elliott says the goal is to get back in the fight for the top spot on the podium.

“We’ve had some good races, and we’ve had some not so good races,” the Briton said.

“But I think what’s really encouraging is the understanding that’s coming from the simulation work that we’re doing, the understanding that’s coming from the wind tunnel.

“It’s allowing us to work out why our performance is going up and down, what we need to get back into the fight right at the front, and what we need to do over the winter.

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“I think they’re the key things.”

As for the rest of 2022, Elliott outlined what Mercedes’ immediate goals are.

“We want to try and fight Ferrari for that P2 position; we want to try and win a race this season, or multiple races ideally; and most of all, we want to get ourselves back on track so we’re fighting properly for a championship next year.

“That’s not any disrespect to our opposition, we’ve got fantastic opposition, but that’s what we really need to do.

“We want to be back there [and] we want to be challenging for championships, because that’s what we’re about,” Elliott concluded.

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