F1 News: Mercedes has been ‘a little bit in a pause moment’ over porpoising, says Toto Wolff

Mercedes recently revealed that while other teams are working on developing their cars, the Silver Arrows are mainly focused on tackling the bouncing and porting that has cost the team a significant amount of efficiency. capacity.

Team boss Toto Wolff described it as a ‘pause moment’ Sky Sports F1:

“I believe we have taken a solid step. We know how to unlock more and more efficiently, [but] we’re not there yet, so it’s step by step. Other teams were able to continue developing their cars while we paused for a moment to learn about the fire. As soon as we can realize regular growth, as soon as we have a better understanding of the tires and now the bounce is gone, I think we’ll catch up. ”

Explaining the reasoning behind the Brackley team’s ‘revival’ in the Spanish GP qualifiers, he said:

“We understand [the bouncing] The current. It’s simple. It’s all an aerodynamic effect created from swaying on the floor. It is difficult to draw that conclusion scientifically, but the research team [Technical Director] Mike Elliott and [Aerodynamics Director] Jarrod Murphy [have] did it and it was great. ”

The Silver Arrows have taken the qualifying round spot for the 2022 season so far and have seen a marked improvement in speed. Whether these improvements will be enough to put them in combination with Ferrari and Red Bull, we will only find out in the actual race.


Lewis Hamilton pleased with Mercedes improvements ahead of Spanish GP 2022

Lewis Hamilton, who has struggled throughout the season so far, praised the entire team for taking the Mercedes to a place where the portability is significantly less and the speed matches a real F1 car. consume.

In an interaction with media after the qualifiers, the Briton said:

“The team did a great job, many thanks to everyone for continuing to return to the factory as we don’t have bouncing in a straight line which is a huge improvement for us and the car. The car in general was nicer than this. weekend. We actually have some high-speed cornering passes like Turn 3 and 9, so we just need to keep working and see if we can gain some force elsewhere. . ”

🤜🤛Recommended on Saturday, but points are scored on Sunday. Bring it in!

Mercedes is currently third in the constructors ranking with a total of 95 points.


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