Mercedes have reportedly met a number of engine issues in the run-up to the 2021 season, however, the team has said they’re confident everything will be sorted by the first race.
In a video released by the dominant F1 team’s Chief Engineer Hywel Thomas said:
“We have got some issues with the power units.
“We know we have issues but we have plenty of plans in place to fix all of those issues.
“I’m sure it will all be ready for the first race.”
The German manufacturer will be competing for its eighth consecutive F1 title double this season, after confirming Lewis Hamilton’s contract renewal.
Hamilton will once again be racing alongside his Finnish teammate, Valtteri Bottas.
Just a week ago the team announced that the reigning Formula One World Drivers’ Champion will continue to race for the silver arrows in 2021.
Among the main aspects of the new contract with Hamilton is the joint commitment to working towards greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport.
According to a press release issued by the team, this will take the form of a joint charitable foundation, which will be supporting greater diversity and inclusion in all its forms in motorsport.
The team’s 2021 challenger is due to be unveiled via a virtual event on March 2, the same day as the Alpine F1 Racing Team, who will be revealing the first car since it was rebranded from Renault after the 2020 season.