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Wolff promises Mercedes upgrades for Silverstone: Another step forward

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will be looking to join the fight at the front at their home race, the British Grand Prix, with upgrades coming this weekend.

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the team's W13 car will run new upgrades at the British Grand Prix with a view to making yet another step forward.

The team were back on the podium at the Canadian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton at one stage finding himself in the fight for the race win.

It represented a big step forward for Mercedes, who will be looking to close the gap between themselves and the frontrunners further at Silverstone.

Mercedes still have a lot of work to do

Despite an impressive result in Montreal, Mercedes still have plenty to do before they can consider their W13 a race-winning car.

"While we can be pleased with the flashes of speed that the W13 showed, there's still a mountain to climb," admitted Wolff, turning his attention from Canada to Silverstone.

"A lot of work is needed to get to the front but we have a clearer direction now. We're focused on finding more and more performance as the season progresses."

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Wolff promises: Upgrades are coming at Silverstone

But their push to return to the front will be helped by upgrades this weekend, Mercedes hope, with Hamilton targeting a ninth British GP triumph.

"We know the top two teams have a considerable advantage," he admitted. "Our challenge is to close that gap.

"Silverstone has been good to us in the past; we have some improvements coming; and it's a smoother track. We're aiming to make another step forward."

Mercedes keen to impress at home event

While Mercedes may be a German car brand, the British Grand Prix is very much a home event for the team, who are based just an 11-minute drive from the track.

"It's always a highlight of the year. The fans are so passionate and knowledgeable. It's also our local event, with Brackley and Brixworth close by," continued Wolff.

"Our team members will be trackside on Friday watching from the stands and seeing the results of their hard work in action, which is incredibly exciting."

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