Mercedes warns rivals: ‘We’ve got more upgrades coming’

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Andrew Shovlin says Mercedes is “trying to bring some performance to Spa that will hopefully close that gap”, and adds the team wants “to be winning races in the near future”.

After a very successful Hungarian Grand Prix for Mercedes, in which the team got P2 and P3, Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin warns more upgrades are coming after the summer break.

“Well, we’ve got more coming,” Shovlin said in the team’s race debrief.

“We are trying to bring some performance to Spa that will hopefully close that gap, we haven’t got far to go now. But we’ll keep developing the car for a little while now.

“We’re quite excited though, the last few races have been the most fun we’ve had all year and we are just hoping that we can take that extra step because we definitely want to be winning races in the near future, so we are working hard to try and achieve that.

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The Briton went on to say Mercedes’ results in Hungary were particularly satisfying, because they were achieved on merit.

“This last one was particularly satisfying because we weren’t relying on the misfortune of anyone dropping out with a reliability problem.

“The car pace was also very good, and it is always nice to have a good race before you go into that period of holiday.

“The most satisfying thing though is to see where the car is in terms of pace now in qualifying and in the race.

“We had a lot of ground to make up from the start of the year, we’ve been working really hard trying to bring bits to every race and it is really satisfying now to see that we are racing with the Ferraris, with the Red Bulls right to the front,” Shovlin concluded.

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