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Mercedes confirm British GP upgrades

The Silver Arrows will unveil new components at Silverstone.

Hamilton Austria VT1
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Mercedes will introduce a new front wing as part of its British Grand Prix upgrade package.

The Silver Arrows had made positive steps with a radical update at the Monaco Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell securing a double podium a week later at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

A return to second in the Constructors' standings ahead of Aston Martin followed, though a lacklustre Austrian Grand Prix weekend, where both drivers struggled with balance issues that led to a number of track limit infringements by Hamilton in the main event.

Silverstone provides a chance for Mercedes to bounce back instantly with both drivers buoyed by an expectant home crowd and Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin has confirmed another upgrade package will be added.

"It's a fantastic event that we really look forward to," said Shovlin.

"The team is based very close to the track, we've got two British drivers and the support is always absolutely phenomenal, so we love going there.

"We've got updates coming to the cars, we have a new front wing that we are going to be bringing.

"That will hopefully move us a bit further up the grid and also, we are hoping that the track itself is going to suit the car a bit better than that Austria circuit."

Working very hard

Despite the improvements made by Mercedes, Red Bull continues to dominate at the top of the sport having secured victory in every race so far this season.

Ferrari was second fastest at the Red Bull Ring last weekend, though the Scuderia remains fourth in the Constructors' standings, whilst McLaren's own upgrade package propelled Lando Norris into the mix.

"We are working very hard, we know that it is going to be very difficult to get anywhere close to Max in the Red Bull but we've got a great fight going on at the moment with Ferrari, with Aston Martin, and it looks like McLaren have joined in that battle," explained Shovlin.

"So as I said, we are going to be working really hard to make sure we can get as much out of this package as we can and hopefully, it'll be a great race for all the fans."

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