This weekend mark the third race of the season, and regardless of varied optimistic headlines throughout the media, Mercedes admits that the problems skilled within the opening occasions are but to be resolved.
One of many fundamental points dealing with the group stays the W13’s porpoising, with George Russell claiming that fixing the issue will resolve “99%” of the automobile’s points.
After all, the revamped, quicker Melbourne observe is more likely to exacerbate the difficulty this weekend, consequently group boss, Toto Wolff heads to Melbourne with trepidation.
“We’re in a studying race,” he says, “and the primary two weekends have proven we nonetheless have a lot to be taught.
“In the intervening time, our observe efficiency isn’t assembly our personal expectations,” he admits, “however everybody at Brackley and Brixworth is concentrated on understanding the issues and discovering the correct options.
“There will not be a magic repair for the subsequent race weekend, however we’re pushing to steadily convey features over the up-coming races, to hopefully transfer us nearer to the entrance of the pack. Till then, we have to maximise every alternative and take advantage of the package deal we’ve.
“So, there are numerous challenges forward of us, however that is one thing we relish and is when a group actually exhibits its true spirit.
“Lewis and George are making an essential contribution to the general effort, offering suggestions, spending time within the simulator and dealing collectively to assist push us ahead.
“We head again to Melbourne for the primary time since 2020 and shall be racing in Australia for the primary time in three years – that is too lengthy for a metropolis and nation which are so enthusiastic about F1. We’re wanting ahead to seeing the followers and the brand new observe structure which guarantees extra overtaking alternatives and quicker lap occasions.”