Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes his team now has the phenomenon called bouncing under control.
The Silver Arrows entered a new era of Formula 1 to continue winning the title. Merecedes recorded a record eight constructors’ titles in a row.
Since the Bahrain Grand Prix, the German team had quite a lot of difficulties with the handling of their W13 car, which had the biggest problems with jumping on the track.
At the British Grand Prix, the German team brought a large package of upgrades to put an end to these difficulties. There they showed an improvement in their performance, and Lewis Hamilton found himself on the podium.
In the last race for the Austrian Grand Prix, the seven-time world champion won the podium for the third time in a row, while his teammate finished in fourth place.
This result pleased the head of Mercedes because for them the Red Bull Ring was usually a track that did not suit their car. He thinks they have the bouncing under control now.
“We have to get more performance out of the car, but now we have the painful bouncing under control. “If we went back to Monte Carlo and Baku, we wouldn’t have the same problems we had a few weeks ago,” Wolff said.
“I’m quite pleased with how we did at the Red Bull Ring. In the end, the only thing that counts in motorsport is the result, so 3rd and 4th are fine. We still lack two to three tenths of a second per lap for pure speed, but the car is getting faster,” added the Mercedes boss when asked how satisfied he was with the speed of the W13.
“Even in our dominant years, we always struggled in Austria. From this point of view, we can be satisfied with our performance. The lap times in the race (Austria) were encouraging,” concluded Toto Wolff.