Mercedes to get major upgrades in Baku


F1 Azerbaijan GP: Follow Azerbaijan GP live updates – Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are set to get major upgrades ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in a bid to battle with Red Bull and Ferrari. Andrew Shovlin, trackside engineering director at Mercedes, implied the group were chipping away at ‘adding base execution’ to the vehicle in front of the following race. Follow Formula 1 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Ahead of the race, Shovlin said “Baku might present some similar challenges. We’re working on areas though to try and improve that ride, try and be able to run the car a bit closer to its optimal window. But we are well aware that in addition to adding base performance to the car we’ve got to make it work over a wider range of circuits.”

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F1 Azerbaijan GP: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell set to receive BIG BOOST as Mercedes prepare mega UPGRADES for Azerbaijan GP

“So these are all things that we are busy with in the next week in preparation for Baku but also longer-term because there’s other challenging tracks that will come up. But all of those projects are being worked on really hard because the team and the drivers are desperate to get back to the front,” he further said.

F1 Azerbaijan GP: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

He likewise focused that the group will expect to make the vehicle work over a ‘more extensive scope of circuits’ in the wake of battling at a portion of the road races this season. Shovlin said the group battled with ride issues in Monaco which was influencing the certainty of the drivers to convey speed.

F1 Azerbaijan GP: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell set to receive BIG BOOST as Mercedes prepare mega UPGRADES for Azerbaijan GP

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He added that the difficulties implied it was harder to run the vehicle as ‘near ideal’ as they had done at a more customary circuit at the Spanish Grand Prix, where the group saw an increase in performance.

Meanwhile, George Russell is fourth in the drivers’ standings with 84 points to his name. His teammate Lewis Hamilton sees himself down in the sixth spot with 50 points and 75 points shy of his arch-rival Max Verstappen.

F1 Azerbaijan GP: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell set to receive BIG BOOST as Mercedes prepare mega UPGRADES for Azerbaijan GP

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