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Mercedes Principal Toto Wolff not “too optimistic” about Silverstone upgrades

Despite its victory challenge at the British Grand Prix, Mercedes team manager Toto Wolff believes there is no reason to be "very confident" about his team's chances in Formula 1 for the remainder of the season.

AMG Mercedes Petronas Team Principal Toto Wolff despite Silverstone podium claims that he is not “too optimistic” about the rest of the campaign. Lewis Hamilton was able to contend with Ferrari for the victory thanks to a number of W13 modifications and the Silverstone circuit’s clean, fast surface.

The notion that Hamilton was capable of competing for a podium slot on pure pace indicated a significant improvement. For his Brackley-based team, even though he ultimately finished third, behind race winner Carlos Sainz and the recuperating Sergio Perez.

Wolff is adamant that his team won’t make the same error it did during this year’s Spanish GP. Despite the British GP results showing that Mercedes is making significant progress with its car.

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Toto Wolff on rest of the Campaign

Mercedes boss opens up about his hopes for the rest of the calendar. “No, not yet, because we have had in Barcelona moments of where we saw some light at the end of the tunnel.

“Then the next three street circuits proved that we were wrong. So I don’t want to talk us up nor be too optimistic at this stage.”

He also comments on the teams errors in Silverstone.

There’s a few corners which in the past didn’t make our car happy, so that’s something we need to look at.”

“But it’s a constant learning curve. I think this season is going to be a pretty tough one to win. So we just need to get our ducks in a row to be properly on top of the car’s performance.”

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Mercedes’ loss factors in Lewis Hamilton not getting a Home-race victory

Lewis Hamilton

Firstly, Lewis Hamilton after a comfortable 19 seconds lead he held on to the worn 30 laps medium tires. If Mercedes Chief Engineer had a better pit stop strategy, Lewis could have the lead coming out of the pit lane.

Secondly, after the pit stop during the safety car, Mercedes put on fresh Soft tires which was another error. Lewis was racing for the fastest laps with medium tires. After the pit stop he lost that edge and had to warm up his tires before looking to overtake.

If Mercedes had a better pit stop strategy, Lewis would have won the British Grand Prix. Wolff believes the Austrian F1 track this weekend may be a better indicator of his team’s performance because it has historically not been particularly kind to Mercedes.

Hamilton has won 13 straight podiums in Silverstone throughout his career.

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