Mercedes hoping for a breakthrough in the coming races
Mercedes Team Principal, Toto Wolff, acknowledges that the team’s upgrades for the Monaco Grand Prix will not close the gap to Red Bull Racing but believes they will be a step forward in performance.
Red Bull Racing has dominated the 2023 Formula 1 season, winning all five races thus far. Mercedes, on the other hand, has struggled to keep up with their rivals, with their closest finish to the race winner being 25 seconds behind, except for the race in Australia which had a red flag restart on the final lap.
After crossing the line in Bahrain 50 seconds behind Max Verstappen, Mercedes driver George Russell managed to reduce the deficit to just 25 seconds in Saudi Arabia. However, in Azerbaijan, the gap increased to 46 seconds, and in Miami, Lewis Hamilton finished 33 seconds off the pace.