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Wolff confirms another Mercedes upgrade on the way

Max Verstappen and Red Bull currently lead both championships, however it looks as though Mercedes have some plans to try and fight back.

Lewis Hamilton will no doubt be pleased to hear that Mercedes have another development to add to their car, with Toto Wolff confirming the upgrade will come ahead of the British Grand Prix. The British driver was adamant after the Styrian GP that the team needed to do more if they were to catch rivals Red Bull given the pace of the RB16B. Earlier this week James Allison stated upgrades were on the way, though after FP2 on Friday Wolff stated further changes will be made ahead of the race at Silverstone. "There is one big development coming on the car in Silverstone, but it's been down the sleeve for a long time," Wolff told Sky Sport. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished one-two in FP2 with Verstappen rounding out the top three. The Dutchman finished the day top of the timesheets in FP1, and Wolff expects to see more from Red Bull on Saturday. "I expect more engine to come from these guys [Red Bull] tomorrow," Wolff added. "But we've improved in some of the corner sequences so that's encouraging." With Verstappen and Red Bull leading the Drivers' and Constructors' Championship, Mercedes are looking for any advantage they can find to try and swing momentum back in their favour. Hamilton has even returned to simulator work to try and cut into the advantage. "[It was] his idea," Wolff stated. "He's starting to really appreciate the simulator that we have. "It's a pleasure to see that he's keen to come back. It's a bit like the whole mentality of the team as we are really trying to push hard now."

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