Wolff suggested scrapping the current car as a new concept is intended.
Lewis Hamilton has insisted that positive elements of the Mercedes W14 can be kept for next year’s car, despite team boss Toto Wolff suggesting it should be abandoned.
The Silver Arrows struggled again at the start of the season, finishing third in the constructors’ standings last season, with the zero-foot aerodynamic concept proving inconsistent. The Monaco Grand Prix saw innovations and conceptual changes, and the races have evolved since then.
Despite Mercedes’ ability to move into second place following their improved results – led by Hamilton – the W14 is almost a second off the pace of Red Bull’s RB19, and the seven-time world champion often feels that this is the case.
Middle. Masterpieces Wolff suggested that there was promise in the development of next season’s challenger, but stated that the current car would be scrapped. But speaking to the media, including RacingNews365.com, Hamilton emphasized: “Of course we never leave the car. “These cars are truly masterpieces, even if they are not the fastest cars in the world.
“Two thousand people worked so hard to build these things and they will continue to be part of our history and our learning curve. positive because there are always positives, good and bad, so we try to stick to the positives.
With the new direction, it is too early to say that we can be optimistic about next year’s car because we are just starting to use it, but I have full faith in the team to embrace it.
There was a lot of learning in the last couple of years, so if we don’t figure it out by next year, of course we’ll keep working on it, but I hope it’s their own.”