Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff, has said the team isn’t ruling any solution out in their fight to the top of the field after another weekend of struggles at the Miami Grand Prix.
Among the changes being considered is switching out their current W13 for an older machine concept.
The update comes after Lewis Hamilton said the car has not improved at all since the start of the season as he finished in sixth behind British teammate George Russell in fifth.
The team topped the timesheets in Friday practice but after making some changes to the car ahead of qualifying and the race, things began to go downhill.
On Sunday night after the chequered flag, Wolff said the Barcelona car they had was “clearly much slower on paper,” but that “we need to find out how we can make the current car work predictably for the drivers.
Speaking about the potential for change, Wolff said: “I wouldn’t discount anything. But we need to give all of our people that have produced great race cars in the past the benefit of the doubt and we believe this is the route to go.”
Wolff said Mercedes hasn’t experienced these correlation issues with any of their title-winning cars before but added: “We are faithful to the current concept.
“We’re not looking at the lady next door if we like it more or not, because it’s still good. We need to understand before we make a decision on another concept – where did this one go wrong? And what is the goodness of the concept and what is the badness of the concept?”