Mercedes Technical Director James Allison confirmed that the Brackley squad intends to make further modifications to the W13 car to bring it closer to the top two teams.
Mercedes has been making gradual improvements to its car over the last few races, and although they have made strides in improving the pace of Red Bull and Ferrari, their loss in qualifying remains around one second.
Allison explained that qualifying was a problem for Mercedes at the moment and admitted that time trials for the Hungarian Grand Prix are likely to look similar to last weekend’s sessions.
The Brit also added that as the season progresses, more improvements will be made to their car as they have to do their best to compete with Red Bull and Ferrari.
“The Hungarian Grand Prix has more than fifty laps and having a machine that competes with all of them gives you a lot of opportunities. Usually during the race we were able to advance to the top positions and we hope it will be the same in Hungary” Allison said.
“Some circuits like the Hungaroring will give us problems and we really need to give 110% to get a good result from Hungary.”
“As for the improvements themselves, yes, they are progressing slowly, but the important thing is that we have plans to make many more adjustments in the next race.”
“We won’t be able to catch Ferrari and Red Bull in one fell swoop, but hopefully we can reduce the losses from race to race.” Allison concluded.
Mercedes come to Hungary after a great race in France, where both drivers were on the podium and they hope to leave the Hungaroring as happy as they did at Paul Ricard.