Last Updated: July 27, 2022, 23:15 IST
LONDON: Mercedes have many extra upgrades to come back as they search to shut in on Formula One leaders Red Bull and Ferrari, technique boss James Vowles stated on Wednesday.
The defending world champions introduced new components to final weekend’s French Grand Prix and Vowles stated they had been ‘incremental’.
“They are small steps that were added to the car but the important point is that we have plans to introduce far, far more across the races that follow,” he stated in a debrief carried out by the crew.
“We will not be going to have the option in a single go simply to catch up and be with Ferrari and Red Bull.
“But hopefully as you have seen across the season so far, we are incrementally closing that gap down and we have more to come.”
Seven instances world champion Lewis Hamilton completed second to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in France, after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed out, with Mercedes crew mate George Russell third.
The crew has been notably extra aggressive in races than in Saturday qualifying.
Mercedes are third general, 126 factors adrift of leaders Red Bull and 44 behind Ferrari, within the constructors’ standings. The thirteenth race of the season is in Hungary this weekend.