Mercedes says there may be ‘nonetheless a void’ to fill after Abu Dhabi
The staff has loved a current resurgence on the finish of 2022 with aggressive races on the US and Mexico, which culminated of their sole win on the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Initially of the season it suffered probably the most from the porpoising impact and later aerodynamic drag, which affected drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell all through the season.
Whereas Russell believes the work completed to know the W13’s foibles will give them a bonus into 2023, Motorsport Technique Director James Vowles says the staff nonetheless has information gaps to know over the winter break.
“Don’t suppose you possibly can actually now and even throughout the winter state that we all know all the pieces concerning the W13,” he mentioned on their technique video.
“Throughout the yr we realized and found an entire sequence of latest gadgets that basically we needed to perceive and develop in a short time.
“Bahrain we had been really pretty aggressive after testing there, however I’d undoubtedly say at Melbourne and Imola that first little sequence of the yr at regular tracks in comparison with the place we had been after the Austin replace.”
Vowles: Mercedes has confidence
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has been vocal about their struggles all year long, however Vowles is upbeat about their possibilities given the assets the staff has to know their issues.
He added: “The boldness we now have is that we now have our instruments, our wind tunnel instruments, our growth instruments, our efficiency instruments right here within the organisation producing efficiency which is greater than our opponents, it is permitting us to maneuver additional ahead relative to them.
“There may be nonetheless a void although and Abu Dhabi actually confirmed that.
“That must be caught up throughout the winter and I feel we now have an excellent course of and system in place to do this.
“That growth that you simply noticed throughout the season will proceed throughout the winter and I feel we might be in a really robust place subsequent yr.”