“The difference in performance between us and Red Bull was considerable, but the next round will take place on a completely different track.” So Valtteri Bottas he tried to hopefully get behind the Austrian one-two in which the Finn nevertheless obtained a third and a second place far from despicable in light of the technical superiority expressed by the Red Bull RB16-B.
An unsolvable problem
The Mercedes ahead of Silverstone has prepared a package of novelties that will be tested on the W12 in an attempt to recover the ground that separates the cars of the Brackley team from the Red Bulls, but Valtteri Bottas emphasizes that above all the Silverstone circuit could meet the Mercedes by reducing the performance difference with the Reds Bull. “We have to keep working – the words of the Finnish driver reported by the magazine gpfans – we have time to try to release more speed and we also have some news planned for Silverstone, a circuit on which we should behave better regardless of the updates ”.
Hulkenberg: “Mercedes still has something in her pocket”
Lewis Hamilton is skeptical of the impact that Mercedes-prepared updates will have ahead of the British Grand Prix: “The upgrades will not be enough to bridge the performance gap between us and Red Bull – the words of the seven times world champion – in the last five races we have lost a lot of ground in the standings and now the margin of error is getting smaller and smaller. We will do our best, but matching the performance of Red Bull is not easy at all ”.