Mercedes says they are on the “Right Trajectory”
Toto Wolff, Team principal at Mercedes AMG F1 has stated that the W14 is on the “Right Trajectory” after the team has suffer early season woes. Some of these issues appear to have been solved considered Lewis Hamilton’s pace in Australia. However, there are some suspicions that the result may be a fluke due to the number of on track incidents that occurred in that grand prix. You can read more about that race here. Australian Grand Prix Recap.
In an article with Sky Sports, Toto stated, “In terms of car development, it is encouraging to see that within three races, we understand the car much better, we have defined a clear direction where we need to go and I believe we are on the right trajectory…We need to consolidate our understanding and hopefully over the next few races we can make another step.”
The teams have had a 4 week break since Australia. It’s not clear who will be bringing new components to the next race at Baku. With the the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix its hard to say where the teams are on pace. One month is a lot of time for tweaks to the car. We are excited to see them unleashed again in Baku next weekend.
Mercedes currently sit in third in the constructors championship behind Aston Martin and championship leaders Red Bull Racing. You can read more about Mercedes’ progress at F1.com