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Mercedes set for fresh W14 upgrades at Silverstone - Wolff

Despite bringing a huge package in Monaco, Toto Wolff has promised fresh upgrades for Silverstone.

Toto Wolff
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Mercedes are set to be armed with fresh W14 Formula 1 upgrades at the British Grand Prix, boss Toto Wolff has revealed.

Having abandoned the zero sidepod concept in Monaco, Mercedes have banked a two-three in Spain and a further podium for Lewis Hamilton in Canada as they have moved up to second in the Constructors' standings.

The Monaco upgrades were never designed to get the team fighting Red Bull, instead the idea being to give them a platform from which they could build and hunt down the runaway leaders, with Wolff confirming the next step is a big upgrade package at Silverstone.

Fresh Mercedes upgrades coming

"We are bringing a larger [upgrade package] to Silverstone," Wolff confirmed to media including RacingNews365.

"And then we should have another one before the [summer] shutdown [before the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of July.]

"The learnings [of the car] have accelerated a lot since we changed some of the conceptual architecture.

"There should be decent steps coming in the next four races and we are understanding better the simulations, which correlates with what we are seeing on track.

"That has been our problem over the last one-and-a-half years, but we are seeing good performance gains coming from the wind-tunnel.

"We have a better understanding of what the car needs in order to go fast, what the setups need to look like.

"The steps are getting bigger now, and we are making good inroads."

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