“The damage was going up and up!”: Mercedes trackside engineer reveals time lost by Lewis Hamilton due to front-wing damage caused by hitting Max Verstappen

Andrew Shovlin says that Lewis Hamilton damaging his front wing on two separate occasions cost him a lot of time in Jeddah. The inaugural Saudi Arabian GP was far from being a clean race. It was full of scraps and…

“Lewis Hamilton knows what has to be done”: Mercedes trackside engineer says he isn’t sure how the Briton was so far ahead in Qatar

Mercedes trackside engineering director  Andrew Shovlin says that the team did not expect Lewis Hamilton to win so comfortably in Qatar. Hamilton finished first in the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix last weekend. Max Verstappen, who came second, finished 25 seconds…

“There is a performance drop in every engine”: Mercedes boss thinks that their ‘new engine’ boost won’t be lasting very long

Toto Wolff feels that the power boost Lewis Hamilton got from his new engine component at Interlagos won’t be lasting very long. Hamilton changed his Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) ahead of the Sao Paolo GP last week.  As a result,…

“It has moved from hope to belief”: Mercedes engineering director says that they are confident they can win both Championships in 2021

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin is confident that they can win both the titles after their win in Brazil. After Lewis Hamilton’s disqualification from Qualifying and grid penalty in Brazil, Mercedes thought the weekend would be about ‘damage limitations’.…

“We did hundreds of thousands of simulations”: Mercedes trackside engineer reveals the secret behind emphatic win of Lewis Hamilton in Brazil

Andrew Shovlin says that Mercedes performed ‘hundreds of thousands’ of simulations that contributed to victory of Lewis Hamilton in Sao Paolo. Hamilton was at his vintage best during the Sao Paolo GP. Despite being disqualified from Friday’s qualifying session due…

“We do expect to be closer to Red Bull next week”: Mercedes trackside engineer agrees with Max Verstappen’s prediction ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix

Andrew Shovlin expects Mercedes to be a lot closer to Red Bull in terms of performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend.  Before last week’s race in Mexico City, a lot of people predicted a Red Bull dominance on…

“We should be on a good trajectory”– Mercedes confident they solved 2021 engine unreliability woes

Mercedes is confident about having solved the 2021 engine unreliability woes, putting them at a setback against Red Bull. In the competition against Red Bull for the championship, Mercedes engine reliability was the biggest concern so far. With Valtteri Bottas…

“We were not good with the brakes at turn 1”: Mercedes explain how Max Verstappen easily jumped them on the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix

Mercedes engineer Andrew Shovlin says that his drivers were not brave enough with the brakes going into the first corner during Sunday’s race. Andrew Shovlin is the Head of Trackside Engineering at the Brackley based team. He, like the rest…

“An earlier stop would have helped Hamilton win the US GP”: Mercedes feel pitting before Max Verstappen would have helped the British driver win in Austin

Mercedes’ trackside engineering director, Andrew Shovlin, thinks that Lewis Hamilton would have won the US GP if he had pitted in the 8th lap.  Despite starting second, Hamilton took the lead in the first lap of the race. However, his…

“That should make for an exciting Sunday”– Mercedes hope Lewis Hamilton recreates his GP2 overtaking masterclass on Sunday after 7 time F1 world champion takes grid penalty

“That should make for an exciting Sunday”– Mercedes hope Lewis Hamilton recreates his GP2 masterclass in Turkey this Sunday. Mercedes’ superstar Lewis Hamilton will serve a 10-place grid penalty after his team implants a new internal combustion engine (ICE) for…