Miami GP, May 6-8
It’s no secret that Mercedes has endured a difficult start to the 2022 season as they struggle to find the correct balance on their W13 amid the new regulations.
The Brackley-based team currently sits third in the constructors’ championship with 77 points – 47 behind the championship leader, Ferrari.
The recent Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saw George Russell finishing P4 as Lewis Hamilton finished in a disappointing P13, but Toto Wolff has reassured fans they have found areas of improvement ahead of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.
“Since we returned from Italy, we’ve learned as much from the weekend as we can and, in parallel, our learning has continued in the wind tunnel and simulations,” Wolff explained.
“We have found several directions for improving the car, and we will be conducting experiments in Miami to correlate those simulations, and hopefully confirm the development path for the coming races.
“This team has shown its resilience over many years and the difficult start to this season has lit a fire within every team member, determined to put it right,” added Wolff.
“The saying ‘smooth seas do not make good sailors’ comes to mind.”
Wolff says the team is excited for the “new challenge” posed by the Miami GP as all teams arrive with zero experience on the new track – he said both Hamilton and Russell have, however, been busy on the simulator in the run-up to the race.
“Miami is an exciting new challenge and a complete step into the unknown,” said Wolff. “The track looks demanding, with a real mix of low and high-speed corners, and it’s set to be a spectacular showcase for the sport to our growing US fanbase.
“Both drivers have been working in the simulator ahead of Miami and the factories have been busy producing updates for the next races,” he added. “We’re set for a fantastic event, and we can’t wait to see how it all plays out.”
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